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Bronze statuette of a youth

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.49
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This solid-cast bronze youth is based on Greek prototypes. It was probably a votive offering dedicated at an Etruscan sanctuary, perhaps in response to a benefit requested or one already granted.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions: Bronzes." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (2): p. 35.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.31a, p. 72, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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