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Subject: ὁπλίτης heavy infantry hoplite
Culture: Classical Greek
Setting: late Archaic, Persian wars, Aegean 7th-5thcBC
Object: cuirass

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​* Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Ancient Greek bronze armor (helmet of Corinthian type and muscled cuirass)  Greek  Bronze  Helmet: late 6th century B.C.  Cuirass: 5th century B.C.  The most characteristic Greek helmet is that of the Corinthian type. It is distinguished by the cutouts for the eyes, the narrow nose piece, and the small opening for the mouth and chin. There is significant evidence to substantiate its origin in Corinth.
    "The muscled cuirass is typical of the body armor worn by Greek warriors. The fine articulation of musculature illustrates how much body armor had in common with sculpture of the period. Carefully made to fit the human torso, the cuirass reproduces, often in minute detail, the nipples and muscles of the chest and abdomen. This piece consists of a front and rear plate with slotted attachments along the sides."