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Accession_Number 23.11.31OO
adlib_title Spartan relief
Shape
Shape_description
Material Lead
Fabric Spartan
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Profile figure facing the direction right. does not appear to be a Spartan warrior. possibly a Persian warrior or leader? face. helm and armour slightly visible though. defining feature is a ponytail at the back of his helm. not clear whether he is carrying any weaponry. representation of Persian King Darius or Xerxes from the Persian Wars? lead figures part of a large relief commemorating the war? or just used for ritual purposes with the flogging at the Temple of Artemis Orthia? pretty good condition. lead is an off-colour brown grey, similar to 23.11.31h. bears no similarity to the other lead warriors, as it is a lot thinner than them and lacks a shield.
Inscriptions
Condition pretty good condition. does not appear to be that fragmented.
Technique/Style relief
Provenance From the Spartan Temple of Artemis Orthia?
Period High Archaic (?)
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.96.0004.jpg
2003.96.0004.jpg
23.11.31oo. small lead figure that is clearly not a Spartan warrior because it lacks the defining features of helm, shield, spear. probably represents a Persian warrior or king, and possibly even Darius or Xerxes. part of a collection of figures...
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Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 4.0cm
Diameters 1.0cm for the base of the figure
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location 11.1.9
Edited_by Alex Riedl
Date_edited 18/09/2003
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