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Terracotta head of a youth

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.173
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The helmet-like headdress on this representation of a youth indicates that he is not an ordinary human but likely an Etruscan hero. He may have been part of a large terracotta sculptural decoration for a temple pediment.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.74b, pp. 230-1, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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