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Cast identically, the two statuettes (see also 10.9.2) demonstrate the vicissitudes of Renaissance bronzes. One has been stripped of its lacquer, the other has been endowed with a greenish patina that emulates archaeological verdigris.

Credit: Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964...

First quarter 16th century
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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