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Bronze statuette of a female votary

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.11.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
An elegantly dressed woman wears a diadem and a pendant necklace. She holds a pomegranate, a symbol of fertility often associated with Turan (Roman: Venus) or Phersipnei (Roman: Persephone), and once may have held a libation bowl in her right hand.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 81, pl. 23, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 362, pp. 307, 476, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.77, pp. 11, 170, 233–34, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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