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Bronze statuette of a priest or offrant

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.425
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
His right arm is extended and probably held a patera; the left is bent at the elbow and holds a pyxis. He wears a headdress and a mantle which leaves the right arm and breast uncovered.
Italy

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 170, pp. 100-1, New York: Gilliss Press.

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