This sensitively rendered goat with bound feet realistically evokes the widespread practice of animal sacrifce in ancient Greece. This statue, however, was probably a votive offering, perhaps to a deity with a rustic nature, such as Pan, Artemis, or Dionysos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910. II. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(2): pp. 91, 94, fig. 6.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 232, p. 115, pl. 160b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Skalka, Michael R., Sylvia Bakos, and University Art Gallery, Rutgers. 1981. Ancient Art: The Development of Greek and Roman Figural and Animal Styles. p. 16, fig. 12, New Brunswick: University Art Gallery, Rutgers.