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Bronze handle from a cista (toiletries box)

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Praenestine
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.193
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This nude youth, doing an arching back-bend, makes a perfect handle for a cista lid. See the ovoid cista 22.84.3 on view nearby for a related example.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions: Bronzes." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (2): pp. 34, 36, fig. 4.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. pp. 51-52, fig. 152, New York: Marchbanks Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.45d, pp. 207, 206, 290, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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