- Antony Spawforth
- Greek Material Culture
‘Riace warriors’, two masterpieces of Greek bronze-casting, from (it seems) an ancient shipwreck; found off the toe of Italy in 1972. Standing nudes, 1.97–8 m. high, they originally held weapons; on technical grounds they are thought to come from the same workshop. A dating round the mid-5th cent. bce is gaining ground; later dates have advocates. Attempts to see in them famous lost works are, by their nature, highly speculative. See phidias; sculpture, greek.
- A. Stewart, History of Greek Sculpture 1 (1990), 147–8 (bibliog. at 343).