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Greek, ‘Body Armour’, Magna Graecia, ca. 350 BCE. Cast and hammered bronze, 27 in, 68.6 cm. Unique© ArtAncient

"But tell us, Pistias, why do you sell your armour for more money than any other, when it is neither better tempered, stronger, nor the materials of it more costly?
I make it better proportioned, Socrates, and therefore I ought to have a better price.”

Xenophon, Memorabilia.

Axel Guttmann collection, acquired 1988.

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