Sardinian Nuragic bronze figure of a standing warrior. He is wearing an elaborate headdress / helmet and is standing widespread, holding left hand on his hip, the other hand upwards. The diagonal hole in the right hand indicates the figure was probably holding a spear.
These iconic statues from the Nuragic period are excessively rare.
The Sardinian so-called bronzetti represent scenes of the everyday life of the Nuragic people.
This culture is best known for its bronze statuettes and the 'nuraghi' that give the culture its name. Nuraghi are circular defensive towers-fortresses in the form of truncated cones.
Height: 96,7 mm (excluding display stand)
Height: 108,3 mm (including display stand)
Width: 41,3 mm
Reference: Sotheby's Antiquities London 7-8 July 1994 nr.251
Condition: Good quality, excellent details and appealing patina with traces of cuprite. Signs of wear consistent with an ancient artefact, see images for own impression.
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Purchased by the current owner from a Dutch collection, previously the collection of T.L., Amsterdam.
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- Prehistoric, Bronze Age
- Number of objects
- Sardinian 'Bronzetti', Warrior statue of the Nuragic, very rare!
- Century/ Timeframe
- 9th - 8th century BC
- Good Condition, See Photo