Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze statuette of a youth

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.64
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The nudity, short hair, and pose of this youth demonstrate clearly that he represents an Etruscan response to Greek sculptures of the second half of the sixth century B.C. Originally, the figure held something, perhaps a spear or a bow, in his right hand. One characteristic Etruscan feature is that he wears pointed shoes, which are unknown in the related Greek statues.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 17, p. 7, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.31b, p. 72, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Bronze statuette of a young woman

Date: late 6th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 17.190.2066 On view in:Gallery 170

Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer

Date: 3rd–2nd century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 1972.118.95 On view in:Gallery 163

Bronze statuette of a rider wearing an elephant skin

Date: 3rd century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 55.11.11 On view in:Gallery 163

Bronze statuette of an artisan with silver eyes

Date: ca. mid-1st century B.C. Medium: Bronze, silver Accession: 1972.11.1 On view in:Gallery 164

Bronze horse

Date: 8th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 21.88.24 On view in:Gallery 151