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Accession_Number 23.11.31H
adlib_title Spartan relief figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description
Material Lead
Fabric Spartan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Profile figure facing right wearing a flat helmet. The face is visible, and a marking shows a potential eye socket. He carries a shield which is intact, with no defining pattern. Appears to have once held a spear. Small wide legs emerge from underneath the shield. Lead is off-colour brown-grey.
Inscriptions
Condition Slightly chipped. The spear is broken off completely, and half of the front leg is broken.
Technique/Style Relief
Provenance From the Spartan Temple of Artemis Orthia?
Period High Archaic (?)
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2005.06.0049.jpg
2005.06.0049.jpg
Top view of a lead figure, showing a figure facing right and wearing a flat helmet.
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Comparanda Colour is similar to 23.11.31C. slightly bigger than 23.11.31G.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 2.7cm
Diameters 1.6cm for the shield
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location 11.1.10
Edited_by Alex; Liz
Date_edited 21.08.2003; 21.06.2007
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