Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragmentary bronze statuette of a woman

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
preserved H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.11.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The dowel which projects above the polos indicates that this fragmentary statuette once formed a part of a utensil.
Said to be from Crete

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1939. "Two Examples of Early Greek Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 34(12): pp. 286–87, figs. 2–3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 33, 182, pl. 22i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Aphrodite, no. 79, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Lempesē, Angelikē. 2002. To hiero tou Hermē kai tēs Aphroditēs stē Symē Viannou. III Ta Chalkina Anthropomorpha Eidolia, Vol. 3. pp. 117, 119, fig. 90, Athens: Hē en Athēnais Archaiologikē Hetaireia.

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