Figurines such as this were found as part of grave offerings as tributes to the deceased warrior. Originals date to the 8th and 7th centuries BC and are found in the museum in Sparta and Olympia.
He can be turned either way. His shield is decorated with a serpent, symbol of healing. He wears greaves, a hoplite helmet and short tunic. His stylised beard is reminiscent of the reclining warriors in the pediments from the temple of Aegina.
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|dimensions etc||Height: 21cm|
|material||Bronze, cast using the lost wax method of antiquity. As each piece is individually cast, the patination results to a variety in colour and texture.|
|country of origin||Made in Greece at the foundry of the Semitekolo family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 1999.|
bronze hoplite warrior
- Code: BS-33
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £50.00