|Royal Muscled Cuirass with belt
Product Name:Royal Muscled Cuirass with belt
- 18 gage steel.
- Leather belt and fittings
- solid brass accents
- designed in black with decorative elements and ornamented Royal belt
- secured by metal pins and will fit chest sizes up to 48"
Royal Greek armor designed closely follows the armor worn by the mainstream Greek soldiers and is specially adorned with real brass fittings. 18 gage steel construction, with brass decorative fitting. Leather belt and apron straps also feature brass fittings. All accents are solid brass. Designed in black with decorative elements and ornamented Royal belt, secured by metal pins and will fit chest sizes up to 48" Comes complete with the Royal Belt.
In classical antiquity, the muscle cuirass or heroic cuirass is a type of body armor cast to fit the wearer's torso and designed to mimic an idealized human physique. It first appears in late Archaic Greece and became widespread throughout the 5th and 4th centuries BC. It is commonly depicted in Greek and Roman art, where it is worn by generals, emperors, and deities during periods when soldiers used other types.
In Roman sculpture, the muscle cuirass is often highly ornamented with mythological scenes. Archaeological finds of relatively unadorned cuirasses, as well as their depiction by artists in military scenes, indicate that simpler versions were worn in combat situations. The anatomy of muscle cuirasses intended for use might be either realistic or reduced to an abstract design; the fantastically illustrated cuirasses worn by gods and emperors in Roman statues usually incorporate realistic nipples and the navel within the scene depicted.