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Bronze statuette of a Scythian mounted archer

Period:
Classical
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan, Campanian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.78
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
This statuette, consisting of a separately made archer and his horse, undoubtedly belongs to the lid ornament of a Campanian bronze cinerary urn. The archer wears the distinctive Phrygian cap and fitted jacket of a Scythian. A complete cinerary urn with four similar archers on the lid (40.11.3) is on view in this case.
Duhn, F. von. 1887. "La Necropoli di Suessula." Mittheilungen des Kaiserlich Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts, Roemische Abteilung, 2: p. 244, fig. 18b.

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. 149, p. 39, pl. 54, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Teitz, Richard Stuart. 1967. Masterpieces of Etruscan Art. no. 36, p. 50, Worcester, Mass.: Davis Press.

Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 86, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from The Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 49(4): p. 62.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 62.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 4.53, pp. 82, 84, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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