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Head of a warrior

Head of a warrior, detail of a statue (fig. 2-32) from the sea off
Riace, Italy, ca. 460–450 bce. Bronze, full statue 6′ 6″ high. Museo
Archeologico Nazionale, Reggio Calabria.

The sculptor of this life-size statue of a bearded Greek warrior cast the
head, limbs, torso, hands, and feet in separate molds, then welded the
pieces together and added the eyes in a different material.

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