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Bronze warrior

Period:
Geometric
Date:
second half of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.11.8
  • Description

    The warrior stands on a base that is fastened with dowels to a thinner sheet of bronze. This evidence indicates that the figure belonged to a tripod and probably stood next to one of the large ring handles.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Olympia or Crete

  • References

    Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Alexander, Christine. 1945. "Early Statuettes from Greece." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 3(10): p. 243.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 22, 173, pl. 13a.

    1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 43(2): no. 1, pp. 8, 15, 21, 2.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 30, pp. 49, 413.

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