8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE THYMIATERION FOOT
CIRCA 475-450 B.C.
In the form of a nude youth kneeling on a winged lion paw above a round pad, the youth with his arms akimbo, his legs bent back below him, his musculature finely modelled, his long hair bound in a fillet and falling beyond his elbows, the individual strands of hair finely incised, preserving rivets on the reverse for attachment
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long
T. Fujita, Tokyo.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
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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. 90-21.
For similar examples see nos. 117-118 in Haynes, Etruscan Bronzes.
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