Etruscan, late 6th Century CB / Dancer or Maenad / late 6th Century BCEtruscan, late 6th Century CB
Dancer or Maenad
late 6th Century BC

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Creator Nationality: Etruscan
Creator Name-CRT: Etruscan, late 6th Century CB
Title: Dancer or Maenad
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -53
Creation End Date: -50
Creation Date: late 6th Century BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 18.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1953.124
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The woodland turtle beneath one of the maenad's feet identifies her. The work maenad means "frenzied woman." and woman who followed the god of wine- Dionysus- performed their rites in the woods and mountains, with an ecstatic frenzy that earned them their name.Silhouette was of paramount importance to the early Etruscan artist. This elegant figure was conceived as separate front and back views, with virtually no side views. Its look is rather similar to the appearance of dancing figures painted on Greek vases, which were imported in quantity by the Etruscans. Possibly the artist who created this bronze--which was originally the support of an incense burner--was inspired by Greek vase painting.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1953.124
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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