Dancer

Italic, Etruscan
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 197; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7482

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female dancer (possibly a votive statuette) wearing a tight ankle-length dress without folds; many incised lines, dots and circles indicate a textile pattern. She wears pointed-toed shoes (Etruscan calcei repandi). On her head is an elongated cap. Probably made by a provincial workshop.

Figure was solid cast in one piece; toe of the right foot has been filed off. Surface is moderately corroded; brownish patina on head, with olive green on body.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution