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Bronze statuette of a priest

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.174.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This large statuette portrays a man, perhaps a votary or a priest, pouring an offering to the gods from a patera (libation bowl) held in his right hand. The gesture is typical of human and divine beings who are making sacrifice.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions: Bronzes." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (2): p. 38.

Cook, Brian. 1968. "Two Etruscan Bronze Statuettes." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 1: pp. 167-7, figs. 4-6.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 363, pp. 307, 476, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.78, p. 235, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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