8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MALE VOTARY
CIRCA MID 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing with his feet splayed and his hands out to the sides with the palms up, wearing laced boots and a himation over his left shoulder, its edge with a dotted border, his cap-like hair with incised locks radiating from the crown, his bulging almond-shaped eyes with dotted pupils, tenons preserved below each foot
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high excluding tenons
Swiss Private Collection.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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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. 89-74.
For a votary in similar style in the Louvre see no. 63 in Cristofani, I Bronzi Degli Etruschi.
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