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As I began my search for an artifact to identify from the Late Bronze Age in Ancient Greece I looked for a piece that would symbolize a major difference in stylistic change from the previous period The artifact that captured my attention and satisfied my requirement was none other than the Falling Warrior from the East Pediment at the Temple of Aphaia at Aegina The subjects depicted in the pediment represent the warriors from the battles at Troy The Falling Warrior was created c 490 BC and is the first sculpted figure at the pediments right end It is constructed of marble and is 142m long It is currently on display at the Glyptothek in Munich Germany While observing the Falling Warrior one can immediately depict the sense of drama that the sculptor was attempting to create One can feel the pain and admire the courage and nobility this warrior had during the battle I believe the sculptor designed the dramatic figure as a tribute to the warriors lost during the battles at Troy This depiction would have constantly reminded the Ancient Greek people of the patriotic warriors that died for their state and thus promote devotion to the ruling Greek government Despite what the political intentions of the sculptor would have been gazing at the Falling Warrior as an individualized sculpture is a marvel alone Observing more closely one can immediately notice the twist in body movement as the warrior tries to raise his body back up Clinging to the enormous shield and looking downward one can conclude that the warrior is severely injured Yet despite his injuries he is still not giving up the battle and desperately attempts to survive Through this agile movement the sculptor has created a dramatic moment not to be forgotten The lower leg is positioned in a pushing movement while the upper leg is getting ready to do the same This shows the attempt of the Falling warrior
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