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Woman wearing a diadem

Woman wearing a diadem

Woman wearing a diadem

Bronze

H: 19 cm

Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

91.71.339

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Etruscan bronze statuettes were cast solid using the lost-wax technique. Many of the details were applied to the statue after it cooled, either by punching or engraving. There were free-standing votive statuettes, usually deposited in sanctuaries, and figured attachments decorating bronze utensils. Most of the common types - the standing kouros, the spear-throwing warrior, the slender woman - were ultimately inspired by Greek prototypes.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Muscarella, Oscar White, ed., Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, Germany, 1974

Chronicles of the Land, Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Dayagi-Mendels Michal, and Rozenberg, Silvia (eds.), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2010

Exhibitions:

Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 08/05/1977 - 12/12/1977

Gods and Mortals: Selected Objects from the Norbert Schimmel Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 17/05/1992 - 31/10/1992