A magnificent bronze sculpture of an hoplite carrying a traditional Spartan Lamda ( Λ: Lacedaemonian) shield.
The Spartan army stood at the center of the Spartan state, citizens trained in the disciplines and honor of a warrior society. Subjected to military drills since early manhood, the Spartans became one of the most feared military forces in the Greek world. At the height of Sparta's power – between the 6th and 4th centuries BC – other Greeks commonly accepted that "one Spartan was worth several men of any other state."
Material: Pure bronze sculpture, chemically oxidised (verdigris patina)