Warrior finial

Bronze Height 11.9 cm (4.7 in.) Mid 5th century BC

Finial from a candelabrum showing a warrior, naked except from his Chalcidian helmet with a long engraved horse-hair crest, and with the earflaps turned up, a decorated cuirass and greaves. The powerful, stocky body strides forwards, his right arm is raised to cast a spear and his left arm would have supported a shield. The bearded and mustachioed face stares straight ahead with a slight smile. Set on an integral circular double reel plinth. Some pitting to surface.

Ugo Donati, Lugano, Switzerland; acquired circa 1970


Charles Ede

"Ancient Art"

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