Greek Bronze Ankle Guards

A pair of ancient Greek bronze ankle guards of anatomical form contoured to the back of the ankle, protecting the length of the Achilles tendon.

Ca. 6th - 5th century BC.
10 in. (26 cm).

Greaves and ankle guards were designed to conform to and protect the lower legs in battle.

cf.: Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. nos. 1982.11.5-6.
Formerly in a Connecticut private collection.
Inv#: 8908
Guaranteed Authentic


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