Statuette

Photograph of a bronze statuette depicting a nude male figure wearing a helmet and striding forward. His head is turned to the side and he has raised one bent arm above his head.

Statuette of a Warrior

Description:
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Object (without base) H. 20 cm Object (with base) H. 26.7 cm
Context:
Vienne, Isère, France
Date:
Roman, 100–1 BCE
Inventory Number:
Bronze.815
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Label:

Nude except for the helmet tipped back on his head, this dynamic warrior probably once held a sword in his right hand and raised a shield with his left. The upward direction of his glance and pose suggests that he originally faced an opponent on horseback.

Serge Oboukhoff © BnF-CNRS-Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès