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Prisoner

Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
Italian, probably Rome
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.103
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 537
The elgant contrapposto, elongation, and refinement of details are strongly suggestive of an artist in the stylistic wake of Guglielmo della Porta (d. 1577), dean of Roman Mannerist sculptors, whose influence was felt by modelers and goldsmiths long after the close of the sixteenth century. The statuette has been regilded.

[James D. Draper, 1984]
Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)
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