Inv. n°: MMoCA528b

Greek Bronze Backplate

Short, muscle armour formed with anatomical details and a collar-like flanged nape. Lining holes along the perimeter. Pairs of lacing rings on riveted, partly blossom-shaped basses at the shoulders and sides.

h. 41 x w. 37.5 cm

4th century BC



  • Ex Axel Guttmann collection (R 321), Munich
  • Acquired at Hermann Historica, Auction 59, "Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann Collection and other Properties", Munich, 12th April 2010, lot 351


  • Hermann Historica, "Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann Collection and Other Properties", Auction 59, April 2010, lot 351
  • "Armour at Auction" in M. Merrony (ed.), Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, England, September/October 2010, vol. 21, no. 5, p. 52, fig. 8


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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