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Kouros Votive Figure
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Kouros Votive Figure


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Description This statuette of a male figure has his arms by his sides and his left foot forward in the manner of a Greek Kouros, a type of statue that depicts a nude youth. This statuette is considered the earliest of the surviving bronzes from a large deposit of votive objects (including over 600 bronzes) found in 1838 on Mount Falterona at a site known as the Lake of Idols.
Provenance [Found at Falterona]; Capranesi Collection; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 550-520 BC
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.102
Measurements
H: 4 11/16 x W: 1 7/16 x D: 1 3/16 in. (12 x 3.7 x 3 cm); Mount H: 7/8 x W: 1 15/16 x D: 1 7/8 in. (2.2 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm)
Geography
  • Lake of Idols at Mount Falterona in Italy (Place of Discovery)

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