16 June 2006
A GREEK BRONZE FIGURE
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Solid cast, depicted in the Knielauf position with his right leg acutely bent, his head turned over his right shoulder, gazing toward his gesticulating raised right hand, wearing a short chiton with pleats splayed along his thigh, a large bag suspended by a baldric over his shoulder, his left hand along its edge
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high
European Private Collection, 1984.
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This figure should probably be identified as Perseus who carries off the decapitated head of Medusa in a bag. See nos. 141 and 163 in Jones Roccos, "Perseus" in LIMC.
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