Male votive figure - ROM2010_11485_9


Male votive figure

Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: Umbria, Italy
Date: about 400-300 BC
Period: Etruscan
9.6 x 4.9 x 1.7 cm, 43.2 g
Object number: 920X57.13
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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