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Bronze statuette of a youth

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1897
Accession Number:
97.22.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This exquisite statue depicts a nude young man with hands raised in the ancient prayer gesture. The facial features, hair, and musculature are all precisely and accurately modeled. The stance and even the hairstyle with long wavy locks parted at the center owe much to Greek sculptures by Polykleitos, especially his Doryphoros and Diadoumenos, copies of which are on display in the Greek galleries. It was perhaps produced in Veii.
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von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 86, pl. 22, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

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de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 5.11b, p. 151, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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