11 December 2003
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A WOMAN
Circa Late 6th Century B.C.
Solid cast, standing with her bare feet together, wearing a tightly-fitted dress that she pulls outward at the hip with her left hand, shallow pleats curving horizontally toward her left side, a shawl-like mantle draped across her shoulders and falling in a large V on her back, forming vertical pleats along her chest, wearing a high pointed banded headdress, her hair falling in thick plaits behind, holding an object in her raised right hand, perhaps a pinecone
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
Received as a gift by the current owner in the 1960s or 1970s.
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For a similar example, found in Perugia, see no. 47, p. 150 in Haynes, Etruscan Bronzes.
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