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Bronze fragment of an inscription

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 490–480 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Sicilian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 11/16 x 3 7/8 in. (17 x 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
This inscription is a rare example of Doric script found in Sicily. It concerns a grant of citizenship.
Alexander, Christine. 1925. "Classical Inscriptions: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(11): pp. 269-70, fig. 2.

Bravo, Benedetto. 1992. "Citoyens et libres non-citoyens dans les cites coloniales a l'epoque archaique. Le cas de Syracuse." L'étranger dans le monde grec. II actes du deuxième colloque sur l'étranger, Nancy, 19-21 septembre 1991, Raoul Lonis, ed. pp. 43-85, Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 192, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

Lyons, Claire, Michael Bennett, and Clemente Marconi. 2013. Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome p. 13, fig. 6, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum.

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