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Pendant: woman carrying a child

Period:
Archaic or Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Amber
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.230.52
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Statuette of a woman holding child.

This finely carved amber depicts a standing woman carrying a nude child whose head is now missing. The woman wears a diadem or crown with pointed leaf-like elements, and her hair is defined by delicately indicated striations. She is dressed in a long garment that leaves her arms exposed.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 83, fig. 52, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 83, fig. 52, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 32, figs. 104-5, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 340, pp. 295, 473, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.51, p. 273, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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