Warriors - Mont'e Prama

Warriors The face of the warriors has a T-shaped design, formed by the nose and the brow. The brow is clearly marked and below it are two large round eyes with double engraved circle. The head is protected by a helmet with a central crest and two horns. THE FACE THE BODY The body is covered by a short tunic and armour. VIEW THE 3D MODELS The legs have powerful calves and strong thighs, the unshod feet are fixed to the base and the toes are shown in detail. THE LEGS

Warriors

The statues representing warriors are those in the worst state of conservation.

They were sculpted all-round, but the side view is far less developed than the front and back.

The statues of warriors reconstructed to date.
Bronze figurine of a warrior. Senorbì, Santu Teru.
The head of the statue of a warrior known as ‘Gherreri’, on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
The delicate decoration on a band on the kilt of the statue of a warrior known as ‘Gherreri’. This statue is on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
Detail of the decoration on a band on the kilt of the statue of a warrior known as ‘Gherreri’. This statue is on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.

The face is triangular in shape and follows the “T” design formed by the nose and brow, surmounting two large round eyes with double engraved circle. The head is protected by a helmet with central ribbing and two horns.

The trunk is long and relatively flat. Their bodies are covered by a tunic reaching just below the groin. On the tunic is a carefully worked vertical panel starting from the waist, decorated on the lower edge by engraved motifs, and ending in thick fringes. The warrior is protected by a pectoral decorated with thick vertical strips in relief.

The torso, protected by armour, of the statue of a warrior known as ‘Gherreri’ on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
Fragments of a warrior’s shield on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.
Reconstruction of the warrior’s shield on show at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari.

The main arm of defence is the large round shield held in the left hand, while the right hand holds a long sword resting on the shoulder, a reconstruction made possible by comparison with the bronze figurines. The shield too is depicted in great detail: it has a central boss in relief and chevron motifs, variously combined, recalling geometrical motifs.
The legs have powerful calves and strong thighs, the bare feet are fixed to the base and the toes are shown in detail.

The warriors in 3D