Statuette of Sacrificing Woman

600-480 BC

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Standing barefoot on a flat base, this woman wears a tunic with a decorated edge, a thick mantle draped over her left shoulder, and a headband. She extends both hands, though the left is damaged and the right missing. Her identity might have been made clear by the attributes she once held—a bird or pomegranate for Turan (the Etruscan analogue to Aphrodite), for example, or an offering dish or vessel for a worshipper.

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  • Title: Statuette of Sacrificing Woman
  • Date Created: 600-480 BC
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); Base: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
  • Provenance: Purchased through Harold Parsons
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1916.2013
  • Medium: bronze
  • Fun Fact: The flat, integrated base of this statuette includes an attachment element below.
  • Department: Greek and Roman Art
  • Culture: Italy, Etruscan, Archaic period
  • Credit Line: Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust
  • Collection: GR - Etruscan
  • Accession Number: 1916.2013

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