8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE ATHLETE
CIRCA 400 B.C.
Perhaps originally serving as the finial of a candelabrum, cast in one piece with the circular pedestal base, with beading on its upper edge, the figure depicted nude, standing with his left knee bent, his right arm at his hip, holding a strigil in his left hand at his left thigh, his hair rendered by incision
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1981.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 81-47.
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