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Bronze youth

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.6
  • Description

    The youth is represented in the traditional early Archaic position of a runner. Although it appears unnatural, the pose allows the figure to be seen with the greatest clarity: his head and body are shown frontally while the idea of motion is conveyed by the legs.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 16, p. 10.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 62, 371, figs. 81-82.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 51, 196, pl. 36a.

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