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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
  • Description

    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.

  • References

    von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. New York: Walter Cummings Baker, no. 17, p. 7.

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

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