This impressive statuette shows a mature, bearded man who stands purposefully and looks upward. The cloak that covers his torso also conceals his arms, bent forward over his chest. Proposed identifications have linked him with the theater, specifically as an actor declaiming a text rather than playing a role.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 128, p. 84, New York: Gilliss Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 126, 265, pl. 105b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 182, pp. 161, 438, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.