Likely the painting was cut at the bottom, since part of Minerva's cuirass
and feet are missing.
Taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the cuirass
of the Prima Porta statue, or by the toga of the Via Labicana statue, is not necessarily the same as rejecting a naked form.
The figure apparently wears military garb, including a checkerboard kilt/tunic from the waist down, a cuirass
on the chest, and what appears to be banded mail above the cuirass
to the very top of the neck.
This is the case of the word [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], a polysemous term in ancient Greek that means, in fact, both the cuirass
and the thorax, which is the part of the soldier's body protected by the cuirass
The armor itself was an artistic prop; during the civil wars, only a cuirass
, with detachable breast and back plates, was normally worn with a buff-coat and light helmet.
Some scholars maintain that warriors might wear either such a belt or a cuirass
, not both at once.
Drews then looks at how the success of these barbarian troops, coupled with the introduction of new arms such as the slashing sword, javelin, and cuirass
, led to the supremacy of infantry over chariots.
O bold was the bearing, and brisk the career, And broad was the cuirass
and long was the spear, And tall was the plume that waved over the brow Of that dark reckless borderer, Wat o' the Cleuch.
Paraskevaides currently has a Greek cuirass
from around the 4th century BC (around 200,000 [pounds sterling]), its musculature superbly modelled in bronze with a painterly mottled patina (Fig.
Only 11 patients achieved 24-hour independence from invasive positive pressure ventilation (in some cases short-lived), and 7 of these patients still required non-invasive ventilatory support (3 rocking bed, 2 BiPAP, 1 Cuirass
ventilator, 1 oxygen via tracheostomy).
43) Pelops also held a shield, as indicated by the shield band remaining on his left forearm, and once wore a bronze or metal cuirass
, as evidenced by the holes for attachment on his torso.
The former springs from the Latin coriacea, or leather, the cuirass
designating the breastplate worn by cavalrymen, whereas the latter, ultimately from the Latin videre (to see), designates a mounted sentinel posted at the head of an advancing army.