A Sardinian Bronze Figure of a Warrior, circa 7th/6th century B.C.
Property from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
A Sardinian Bronze Figure of a Warrior
circa 7th/6th century B.C.
of highly stylized form, standing and holding a club resting on his shoulder in the right hand, and round shield with central boss in the left hand, and wearing leggings, short kilt, cuirass, ringed neck-guard, and crested helmet with fragmentary horns.
Height 16 cm.
Corroded as shown. Tips of horns and upper end of sword fragmentary. Cracks across proper left elbow and proper right forearm probably indicating repairs. Bright green spots mostly on head show where bronze disease was successfully treated and arrested.
Ancient integral tenon inserted deep into quadrangular custom-made (wood?) base painted black and varnished).
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private collection, Germany
Jacques Matossian, Egypt, to 1960
Marguerite Mallon, to 1965
acquired from the above in 1965
Art Quarterly, vol. 29. no. 1, 1966, p. 71
Stephen A. Nash, with Katy Kline, Charlotta Kotik, and Emese Wood, Albright-Knox Gallery. Painting and Sculpture from Antiquity to 1942, New York, 1969, p.73, illus.