Etruscan Bronze Statuette of a Warrior

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 11.1 cm high
Price: 12 000 Euro
Ref: 4115
Provenance: Swiss private collection Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), acquired in the 1950s or 1960. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Weapon on the right hand missing, otherwise very well preserved.
Description: High-quality cast bronze statuette of a warrior with cuirass, greaves and helmet with cheek guards. The crest, decorated with lines and zigzag patterns, is highly raised and cascades to the nape. He stands with his weight on his right leg, the left one slightly bent. In his left hand holding a round shield, the right one once held a weapon, where only the handle is preserved – possibly a sword or a lance. Under the feet a tenon used to insert the statuette in ancient times. Mounted.