L’Arringatore (the Orator)

L’Arringatore (the Orator)

Date early 1st century BCE

Movement Etruscan

Medium Bronze

Height 5’11”

Provenance Perugia, Italy

Housed at Mueso Archaeologico Nazionale, Florence

 

Found near, Lake Trasimene, the geographical center of Etruria, this work is another beautiful example of the Etruscans’ bronze casting mastery. It is likely that this piece was commissioned by the Romans, as its subject wears high boots in their fashion, and perhaps was the local ruler.