Italic Figure of a Man

Culture: Umbrian
Period: 7th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6.4 cm high
Price: 1 400 Euro
Ref: 4161
Provenance: From the French private collection M. R., acquired in the early 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Highly stylized figure of an ithyphallic man. The bar-shaped figure with a spherical head. The face with deeply engraved, triangular eyes, a prominent, pointy nose and a broad, slightly open mouth with thick lips. The figure wears a cap or a helmet with a high modius, which – in combination with the ithyphallic depiction – suggest being a symbol for fertility. The arms are flat along the body, the legs are closed and only slightly accentuated. Noticeable are the large, flat feet with a vertical perforation for suspension, possibly on a vessel or an equipment. From central Italy. See for the type Christie’s auction on 5 July 2014, lot 101. Mounted.