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Bronze statuette of a satyr and maenad

Period:
Late Archaic-Early Classical
Date:
ca. 510–480 B.C
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This bronze depicts a satyr abducting a maenad, one of the Archaic period's favorite subjects. Both figures are modeled with a great deal of attention to details, including facial features, hair, and drapery. The ultimate source of inspiration for the maenad is the series of Greek sculpted korai set up as votive offerings in many Greek sanctuaries.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 67, fig. 38, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 28, fig. 75, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1992. Kentauroi-Oiax, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 6. Mainades, no. 126, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 342, pp. 295, 473, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Montanaro, Andrea Celestino. 2012. Ambre Figurate: Amuleti e Ornamenti dalla Puglia preromana. p. 145, fig. 75, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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