Statuette of a Warrior

Unknown470–460 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A standing male figure. Both feet are missing. He raises his right hand to his right shoulder and rests the left hand against his chest. He wears a short tunic underneath a cloak pinned over the right shoulder and slanting underneath the left arm. Straps cross over his shoulders at the chest and between the shoulders at the back. He is bearded and wears a cap or helmet. The eye sockets are empty and were perhpas once inlaid. The hair is cut away at the back of the head leaving a rectangular depression and the right hand is pierced for an attachment.


  • Title: Statuette of a Warrior
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 470–460 B.C.
  • Location Created: Argos (?), Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 10.5 × 3.8 × 3.8 cm (4 1/8 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Male figure
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 79.AB.38
  • Culture: Greek (Argive?)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Lee Rizzuto
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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