Wednesday, September 29, 2010
6th c. BCE bronze statue seized near Nola
Carabinieri have seized an 80 cm-tall bronze statue from a healthcare provider in Cimitile, near Nola. The statue is described as being of a Greek warrior, similar to the "Etruscan Mars"-type, and dating to the 6th c. BCE. It's a shame there isn't a larger photo -- it looks a bit 'funny' to my eyes, although scholars from the Naples and Pompeii Soprintendenza have apparently confirmed its authenticity.
Sources: Il Nolano, Irpinia News