Male votive figure - ROM2010_11485_49


Male votive figure

Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: Found in Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Date: about 400-300 BC
Period: Etruscan Italic
4.9 x 2.2 x 0.6 cm, 5.4 g
Object number: 920X57.79
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria

Schematized Votive Statuettes

These small Etruscan figurines were cut out of a flat, cast-bronze slab and shaped with a file. Eyes and navels were punch-marked, while the mouth, hands, and feet were marked by notches. The legs are pointed for insertion into a base. The figures’ outstretched arms suggest a devotional pose: they were probably dedicated by rural people in small sanctuaries.

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