Inv. n°: MMoCA531a

Short Greek Muscle Breastplate

With embossed exaggerated musculature and a flaring flange. Narrow shoulders pierced for attachment of the hinges. One ring preserved on the right side for lacing the back plate. Separate bronze side and shoulder plates would have suspended the cuirass overt the torso of the warrior. Armour edge perforated with holes to fasten the inner lining.

h. 37.5 cm

4th century BC



  • Ex Axel Guttmann collection (R 313 a,b), acquired in Krefeld in 1990
  • Hermann Historica, Auction 59 "Antiquities from the Axel Guttman Collection and other Properties", Munich, 17th April 2010, lot 356


  • Hermann Historica, "Antiquities from the Axel Guttmann Collection and Other Properties", Auction 59, April 2010, lot 356
  • M. Burns, "Graeco-Italic Militaria" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 228, fig. 127


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

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