Apr 22, 2008
Apr 22, 2008

Statuette of Sacrificing Woman

Statuette of Sacrificing Woman

600-480 BC

Bronze

Overall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); Base: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1916.2013

Location

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The flat, integrated base of this statuette includes an attachment element below.

Description

Standing barefoot on a flat base, this woman wears a tunic with a decorated edge, a thick mantle draped over her left shoulder, and a headband. She extends both hands, though the left is damaged and the right missing. Her identity might have been made clear by the attributes she once held—a bird or pomegranate for Turan (the Etruscan analogue to Aphrodite), for example, or an offering dish or vessel for a worshipper.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Etruscan
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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