Exhibitions/ Art Object

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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 16, p. 10, New York: Gilliss Press.

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

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

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