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Bronze youth

7th century B.C.
Greek, Cretan
H. 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Wearing a loincloth.
Said to be from Crete

Said to have been found between Knossos and Arkhanais, Crete; until 1930, collection of Sir Cecil Harcourt Smith, London; [1930, purchased from Sir Cecil Harcourt Smith (through Sotheby and Co.) by Emmanuel Manolis Segredakis, Paris]; purchased by Vladimir G. Simkhovitch from E.M. Segredakis; until 1947, collection of collection of Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, New York; acquired in 1947, purchased from Vladimir G. Simkhovitch.
Sotheby's, London. 1930. Catalogue of Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Antiquities. June 18, 1930. no. 172, p. 26, pl. XII.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 33, 182, pl. 22c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Boardman, John. 1961. The Cretan Collection in Oxford; the Dictaean Cave and Iron Age Crete. p. 120, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Rudolph, Wolf and Adriana Calinescu. 1988. Ancient Art from the V.G. Simkhovitch Collection no. 62, p. 87, Bloomigton, In: Indiana University Press.

Lempesē, Angelikē. 2002. To hiero tou Hermē kai tēs Aphroditēs stē Symē Viannou. III Ta Chalkina Anthropomorpha Eidolia, Vol. 3. p.138–39, 141, 242, 293, 295, fig. 108, Athens: Hē en Athēnais Archaiologikē Hetaireia.

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