Bronze statuette of a nude youth, Bronze, Etruscan

Bronze statuette of a nude youth

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–470 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.74
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The stance, nudity, and hairstyle of this fine bronze remind one of large-scale kouroi, the famous commemorative statues of youths set up in Greek sanctuaries and cemeteries. The Etruscan artist focused more attention on the facial details and less on musculature than Greek artists typically did. The figure once held an object in his right hand.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 26, p. 8, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 5.11a, p. 151, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.