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Bronze shepherd

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas Kirby Schmuck, 1945
Accession Number:
45.162
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
The shepherd wears a pilos (conical felt cap), a cloak draped around his shoulders, and boots. In his left arm, he holds a small animal. The figure was probably dedicated to assure the well-being and proliferation of flocks.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1946. "Two Archaic Bronze Statuettes." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 4(10): p. 251.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 67, 208, pl. 48f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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