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Ancient Art

Bronze beetle

ca. 750 B.C.

Bronze, solid cast; body, legs, and base cast separately

2.7 × 2.25 × 4 cm (1 1/16 × 7/8 × 1 9/16 in.)
base: 1.5 × 3.35 × 2.9 cm(9/16 × 1 5/16 × 1 1/8 in.)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1981.1.2
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Greek, Laconian
Period: 
Geometric
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

McAlpine Ancient Art, London; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1981.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1981,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 3 (Winter 1983): 70.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 260, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, “Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 46, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.