The Riace Warrior
A three quarter size composition stone statue of the Riace warrior.
Italian, second half of the 20th century.
Repair to the back of one leg.
H:140 W:35 D:36 CM
H:55.1 W:13.8 D:14 INCHES
The Riace Warriors (also referred to as the Riace bronzes or Bronzi di Riace) are two life-size Greek bronze statues of naked, bearded warriors. The statues were discovered by Stefano Mariottini in the Mediterranean Sea just off the coast of Riace Marina, Italy, on August 16, 1972. The statues are currently housed in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in the Italian city of Reggio Calabria. The statues are commonly referred to as “Statue A” and “Statue B”, the statue shown is statue A.