Cuirass Breastplate



Cuirass Breastplate


7th Century BC


Crete, Afrati | Crete
Greek, Cretan


14 3/4 x 19 x 4 1/2 in. (37.5 x 48.3 x 11.4 cm)

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Credit Line

Carlos Collection of Ancient Art


Dadalische Kunst auf Kreta im 7. Jh. v. CHR., Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1970|
Von Troja bis Amar, Agyptische Museum Berlin, 1978|
Greek Art of the Aegean Islands, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 1, 1979 - February 10, 1980|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, September 2004 - June 5, 2014|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, July 2014 - Present
Friedrich Matz, Dadalische Kunst auf Kreta im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, 1970).|
Herbert Hoffman and A.E. Raubitschek, Early Cretan Armorers (Mainz: P. von Zabern, 1972), 9, no. C8, pls. 28-29.|
Jurgen Settgast, Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, New York (Mainz: P. von Zabern, 1978), no 16.|
Greek Art of the Aegean Islands: An Exhibition (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979), 144-45 number 94.|
Sotheby's New York, Antiquities from the Norbert Schimmel Collection (December 13, 1992), lot 37.|
Hermann Born, Restaurierung antiker Bronzewaffen (Mainz: Sammlung Guttmann bei Zabern, 1993), no. XV.|
Herman Born and Svend Hansen, Helme und waffen Alteuropas (Mainz: Sammlung Guttmann bei von Zabern, 2001), 87, pl. 70 (AG 432).|
Christie's London, The Art of Warfare: The Axel Guttmann Collection, Part 1 (November 6, 2002), lot 50.|
MCCM Newsletter, March - May 2003.|
Jasper Gaunt, "New Galleries of Greek & Roman Art at Emory University: The Michael C. Carlos Museum," Minerva 16 (January/February 2005): 13-17.


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