Etruscan Votive Figure of a Youth with an Inscription

Culture: Etruscan
Period: 3rd century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 11 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4150
Provenance: Family collection Nasser, USA. Since 1993 in a British collection.
Condition: Right arm and left hand missing, otherwise very beautifully preserved.
Description: Solid bronze statuette of a possibly reclining, undressed youth with bent legs. The face with large eyes, prominent nose and small, lightly open mouth. The young man has thick, short, curly hair, the ears are visible. His left arm stretched out and on the elbow angled up. The right arm, only partly preserved, is angled at the shoulder. On the back the statuette has a short inscription, possibly the initials of the donator. An Etruscan statuette of high rarity. Mounted.