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Bronze bird

Period:
Geometric
Date:
ca. 750–700 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.11.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
With its crest and full tail, this bird is particularly magnificent. It could have stood on the base or been hung through the loop on the back.
Alexander, Christine. 1935. "Notes: A Greek Bronze Bird." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 30(12): pp. 255–56.

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

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

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 23, 173, pl. 13f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 6, pp. 16–17.

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