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The God Mars as a Warrior

5th Century BCE
7 1/2 x 1 15/16 x 2 11/16 in. (19.1 x 5 x 6.9 cm)

Unknown, Etruscan
Etruscan

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: R.T. Miller Fund
Accession Number: 1953.41
Location: Currently on view
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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]

Provenance
Vladimir Simkhovitch, New York; purchased from him by the Gallery in 1953

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