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Bronze statuette of a satyr

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.72
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
An unusual detail of this striding or dancing satyr is that he wears a perizoma, a kind of short pants or brief worn by both Etruscan men and women. As exemplified in several other examples in this case, satyrs are almost always shown nude.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 24, p. 8, pl. 7, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. no. 155, pp. 40-41, pl. 54, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1975. "Notable Acquisitions, 1965-1975." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, : p. 120.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 83, pl. 19, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.35, p. 73, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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