Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bronze warrior

Period:
Geometric
Date:
second half of the 8th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.11.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The warrior stands on a base that is fastened with dowels to a thinner sheet of bronze. This evidence indicates that the figure belonged to a tripod and probably stood next to one of the large ring handles.
Said to be from Olympia or Crete

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1937. "An Early Greek Statuette." Bulletin of the Metropolian Museum of Art, 32(2): pp. 37-8, figs. 1-3.

Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. p. 227, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1945. "Early Statuettes from Greece." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 3(10): p. 243.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 22, 173, pl. 13a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 43(2): no. 1, pp. 8, 15, 21, 2.

Lempesē, Angelikē. 2002. To hiero tou Hermē kai tēs Aphroditēs stē Symē Viannou. III Ta Chalkina Anthropomorpha Eidolia, Vol. 3. p. 312, Athens: Hē en Athēnais Archaiologikē Hetaireia.

Himmelmann, Nikolaus. 2002. "Fruhe Weihgeschenke in Olympia." Olympia 1875-2000 : 125 Jahre deutsche Ausgrabungen : Internationales Symposion, Berlin 9.-11. November 2000, Prof. Helmut Kyrieleis, ed. p. 96, figs. 14-25, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Papalexandrou, Athanasios Christou. 2005. The Visual Poetics of Power: Warriors, Youths, and Tripods in Early Greece. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 30, pp. 49, 413, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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