Inv. n°: MMoCA840

Samnite Bronze Trefoil-plate Cuirass

Identical breast and back ‘triple-disc’ plates and four side plates. Believed to be an abstract representation of the pectoral and abdominal muscles. This is curved slightly to fit over the body. Lining holes at regular intervals along the perimeter, and a riveted loop on the sides and at each shoulder for fastening the side and shoulders plates. Decorated with embossed bumps.

h. 28 x w. 29 cm

South Italic, c. 5th - 4th century BC



  • Ex private collection Hermann Born, Berlin, acquired in 1989
  • Acquired by C. Eberhard Schultze from the above, Berlin, 12th May 2006
  • Acquired at C. Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, 2nd August 2015


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from 2015

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