Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Narce

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS851
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Culture Faliscan | Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Narce
Locus Tomb 43
Date Made 725-700 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Bronze | Copper Alloy

Front section. Bronze. Mounted on a modern backing of copper and green tinted plaster. Many pieces missing, mostly on shoulders and along edges; entire piece retouched to conceal joins. Made from a single sheet of bronze, edges bent over and strengthened by iron rod, bent to shape of the cuirass. Remains of connecting strap is 0.195m below one shoulder; strap one with front of cuirass is attached by 2 rivets to outer surface of the back (only one small fragment remains). Joint reinforced by patch of bronze. Sharp median line verified by curvature of original fragments. Ornament: lines, rows of dots, zigzags, triangles filled with dots, all of which also occur on the helmet from this tomb.

Height 47 cm
Width 45 cm
Depth 13 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Francesco Mancinelli-Scotti, 1896
Other Number 821 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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