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 Monte Falterona, 1838]; Francesco Capranesi Collection, Rome, by 1844, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Comte James Alexandre de Pourtales-Gorgier, Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Catalogue des objets d'art qui composent les Collections de feu M. le Compte de Pourtales-Gorgier, Paris, 6 Feb 1865, p. 111, lot 549; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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