8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCO-CAMPANIAN BRONZE KOUROS
CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Perhaps from the lid of a lebes, the nude youth standing on a circular plinth with his left leg advanced and his arms raised, his cap-like hair with incised strands at the forehead, with large almond-shaped eyes, a small mouth and pointed chin
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high
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. 89-73.
For a lebes lid finial in the form of a warrior, of the same scale, with similar treatment of the body and face, and on a similar plinth, see no. 53 in Mitten and Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical World.
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