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Bronze ram

Period:
Archaic
Date:
3rd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze, lead
Dimensions:
front length 5 1/2in. (14cm) back length 5 9/16in. (14.2cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Norbert Schimmel Gift, 1976
Accession Number:
1976.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
These rams were attached to a sturdy support, such as the rim of a basin or stand. Their compact forms and highly stylized details recall the work of Lydian and Achaemenid craftsmen.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1976. "One Hundred Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1975, through June 30, 1976." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Annual Report, 106: pp. 45-6.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 17, pp. 30–31.

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