Figurines such as this were found as part of grave offerings as tributes to the deceased warrior. Originals date to the 8th and 7th centuries BC and are found in the museums in Sparta and Olympia.
He can be turned either way. His shield is decorated with a serpent, symbol of healing. He wears greaves, a hoplite helmet and short tunic. His stylised beard is reminiscent of the reclining warriors in the pediments from the temple of Aegina.
bronze hoplite warrior
- Height: 21cm
The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.
It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.