Figurine of a Soldier

  • ca. 3rd - 2nd century B.C.
  • Gilded silver
  • H-8.4 W-2.7
Catalogue Entry

ca. 3rd‐2nd century B.C.
Gilded silver
H. 8.4 cm, W. 2.7 cm
This silver figurine depicts a nude Greek-style warrior who grasps an oval shield with his left hand and would have held a now-missing spear in his right hand. A sash which extends from his left shoulder to the side of his right hip is decorated with a gilt pattern incised with plant motifs. This figure is freestanding and is superbly rendered down to such details as the arches of his feet and his toenails.