Nuragic Bronze Statuette of a Man with a Wide Cape

Culture: Nuragic
Period: 9th-6th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 15.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 4132
Provenance: Swiss private collection, acquired in the 1970s. Thence in a private collection London.
Condition: Toes are missing, otherwise intact.
Description: Rare, large bronze statue of the Nuragic culture of Sardinia in form of a man with a wide cape. The overlong head raised and facing to the left with large, round eyes, long pointy nose and a small closed mouth. The ears are large and protruding. The hair is engraved in lines in the back and forming a massive middle parting. The figure has a straight back and a cape around its shoulder, which is open in the front with the tunica visible. The legs are uncovered. The figure possibly depicts a tribal leader. Votive offerings such as the present one were placed by the Nuragic people in sanctuaries like Santa Vittoria at Serri. There alone 125 bronze statuettes were found. A beautiful testimony from the unique bronze art from Sardinia. Mounted.