8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCO-CAMPANIAN BRONZE KOUROS
CIRCA EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Perhaps from the lid of a lebes, the nude youth standing on a circular plinth, with the left leg slightly advanced, the muscular figure with bulging thighs, both arms bent and raised, the palms downward, wearing a stamped beaded necklace, his hair with punched dots indicating curls
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
with Münzen und Medaillen, Basel.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
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. 84-9.
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