5 June 2014
TWO ITALIC BRONZE MALE FIGURES
CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Each with a stylized tubular body, the genitalia pronounced, standing on bulging legs with large flat feet, the larger figure with the feet apart, the angular arms lowered with the hands flexed forward, the smaller with the feet together, the right foot perforated for attachment, with rounded shoulders, the arms angled out to the sides, each with a prominent nose, the heads each surmounted by a cylindrical finial, perhaps a modius, some details incised
Larger: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high (2)
with Wladimir Rosenbaum, Galleria Casa Serodine, Ascona.
Collection of M.E., Lucerne, 1984.
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For a similar example compare no. 162, and two larger figures, nos. 163 and 164, in J. Chamay, The Art of the Italic Peoples from 3000 to 300 B.C..
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