12 June 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE CISTA HANDLE
Circa 4th-3rd Century B.C.
In the form of a nude youth, his elongated body arched into a backbend and forming the grip of the handle, his head tilted back, his hair a series of incised parallel lines, the feet and hands perforated, preserving the pins for attachment to the lid
2½ in. (6.4 cm) high
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For a similar example see fig. 207 in Mitten and Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World.
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