Slender Etruscan figure

    SKU: cmcn450440

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    A bronze replica of a 4th century Etruscan sculpture (an ancient civilisation located in central Italy).

    This figure represents a standing woman with arms flattened against an extremely long and flat body. Only the breasts, buttocks and knees project. She wears a tunic barely indicated by a small fold flaring slightly above the laced ankle boots with curved toes. These typically Etruscan shoes are called 'Calcei repandi'.

    The very smooth and linear body contrasts with the much more detailed head. Framed by a squared diadem (crown), her hair is gathered at the nape of her neck and falls in finely chiselled waves which hide the ears. The features of the face are similar to those of classic Greek models and therefore make it possible to date this work to the 4th century BC.

    The figure was found, among many other interesting objects, in 1886 in a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Diana near the Lake of Nemi, in Central Italy. As she wears a diadem (a jewelled crown worn by noblemen) it is believed that she represented a divinity: possibility Hera (goddess of marriage), Aphrodite (goddess of love) or Artemis (goddess of the hunt). As for the deformation of the body, it may have a religious origin.

    The sculpture was dsicovered amongst a dozen bronze figures of height ranging between 22 and 57 cm.


    Product code: cmcn450440
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Materials: Bronze, marble base
    Details: Moulded from the original in the Louvre Museum, Paris
    Size: 52.5cm (tall) 2.2cm (wide) 2.2cm (thick)
    Weight: 2.9kg
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