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Man Clutching Serpents

6th Century BCE-5th Century BCE
1 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in. (2.9 x 4 x 1.7 cm)

Unknown, Etruscan
Etruscan

Object Type: Metalwork
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: R.T. Miller Fund
Accession Number: 1957.30
Location: Currently on view
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The Etruscans were famous for their bronze utensils and often made use of small-scale figures such as these to decorate them. Apparent, even here, is that skill in metalwork which resulted in the intricate designs of their jewelry.

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James Vint Laughland (1885-1957), Rochester, NY; purchased from him by the Gallery in 1957

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