A Pair of Italic Bronze Greaves

Culture: Samnite
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: each 22 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 4074
Provenance: Collection Axel Guttmann, acquired 1992 in Krefeld. Thence Hermann Historica auction on 11 April 2008, lot 342. Last in a French private collection.
Condition: Inside stabilized with glass fabric, but almost complete and except for traces of corrosion intact.
Description: Anatomically naturalistically worked out short greaves, so called “ankle splints”. On the sides bulges for the calf muscles. The ends, bent inwards, each with a perforation for lacing on the leg.