|ETRUSCAN OR ITALIC BRONZE CRAFTSMAN
Possibly depicting the god Sethlans (Vulcan), the god of fire and blacksmiths, depicted nude, seated on a simple bench stool, its forward vertical edges scalloped, his lower left leg pulled back, his left hand at his knee, his fisted right hand above his right knee, once also holding a hammer.
Ca. 460 BC
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Ex collection of John Kluge, Charlottesville, VA. Acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries, 1989.
Published: J. Herrmann, "From Olympus to the Underworld, Ancient Bronzes from the John W. Kluge Collection," in Minerva, vol. 7, no. 2, 1996, p. 40, fig. 3.; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 31; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2015, no. 20.
Exhibited: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, From Olympus to the Underworld, Ancient Bronzes from the John W. Kluge Collection, 26 March - 23 June 1996.