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

1 comment:

Judith Weingarten said...

Not 'a bit' funny but very funny. Like a modern artist's take on the same?!? We shall all learn, no doubt.