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Bronze head of a calf

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd half of 5th century B.C. or later
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 2 1/16in. (5.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.147.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This carefully molded head of a calf may have decorated a larger object, perhaps a piece of furniture.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1916. "Department of Classical Art Accessions of 1915." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11(6): p. 129.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Animals in Greek Sculpture: A Survey. p. 21, 65, fig. 96, pl. XXXII, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Weinberg, Gladys Davidson and Dorothy Burr Thompson. 1943. Small Objects from the Pnyx, Hesperia Supplement, Vol. 1. p. 130, Baltimore, MD: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 95 n. 32, 236, pl. 76g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Calder, Louise. 2011. Cruelty and Sentimentality: Greek Attitudes to Animals, 600-300 BC. no. 73, pp. 44, 173, Oxford: Archaeopress.

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