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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 109A, The Greeks in Southern Italy and Sicily
Group of Armor for Horses: Prometodpidia (2) and Breastplates (2)
Greek (South Italian)
South Italy (Place Created)
about 480 B.C.
Bronze, amber, ivory
Each pair of these two matched sets of bronze horse armor consists of a
These two prometopidia are inlaid with ivory and amber. Such elaborate armor would have been created for ceremonial use, rather than for actual battle.
Antike Kunst Palladion (Basel, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.
Beyond Beauty: Antiquities as Evidence (December 16, 1997 to January 17, 1999)
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