Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Statuette of a Youth

Statuette of a Youth

c. 520–500 BC

Bronze

Overall: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1929.441

Location

Did you know?

Unusually, this figure places his hand on hip with thumb in front, fingers in back.

Description

Cast in one piece with its hollow base (perhaps designed to crown a candelabrum), this small bronze portrays a young man wearing a semicircular cloak adorned with punched circles along its edges. This likely represents an embroidered tebenna, an Etruscan forerunner to the Roman toga praetexta. He appears to stride forward, his right leg trailing behind and right hand extended, perhaps once holding an object.

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

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