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Accession_Number 23.11.31F
adlib_title Spartan relief figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description
Material Lead
Fabric Spartan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Profile figure facing right. Face visible through a helmet, with a potential eye socket marked out. Complete shield with an ornate bike spokes formation. Appears to have once held a spear. Two prominent thin legs emerge from underneath shield. Lead is an off-colour white-grey.
Inscriptions
Condition Slightly chipped. Half of the front leg is broken off, and the spear no longer remains.
Technique/Style Relief
Provenance From the Spartan Temple of Artemis Orthia?
Period High Archaic (?)
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.96.0001.jpg
2003.96.0001.jpg
Small lead figures representing warriors, wearing helmets and holding shields. Part of a collection of figures from the Spartan Temple of Artemis Orthia, 23.11.31F (left), 23.11.31C (center) and 23.11.31Q (right).
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2005.06.0036.jpg
2005.06.0036.jpg
Top view of a lead figurine, showing a figure wearing a helmet facing right and holding a shield.
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Comparanda Smaller, flatter helm than 23.11.31a-e. Similar size to 23.11.31c, and similar in colour to 23.11.31b.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 3.3cm
Diameters 1.8cm for the shield
Handle_height
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Location 11.1.10
Edited_by Alex; Liz
Date_edited 21.08.2003; 21.06.2007
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