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Bronze athlete

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
The figure has been interpreted as a runner who is about to take off or as a jumper who has just finished a long jump.
Robinson, Edward. 1909. "The Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1908--III Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4(4): pp. 77, 79, fig. 6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 81, pp. 54-55, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 92, fig. 55, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 105-6, fig. 67, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 105-6, fig. 67, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1933[1925]. Greek Athletics. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 70, 394, fig. 136, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 81, 219, pl. 59e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Cole, Nancy. 1968. Greek Athletic Games. no. 8, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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