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Unknown, Etruscan

The God Mars as a Warrior, 5th Century BCE
5th Century BCE Etruscan Sculpture
7 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 11/16 in. (19.1 x 5 x 6.9 cm), with base

R.T. Miller Fund,  53.41

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This warrior originally held a spear in his right hand and a shield on his left arm.  The crested helmet enabled his fellow soldiers to distinguish him in the heat of battle and also increased his apparent height, making him psychologically more formidable.

[Gallery label text, 2004]