Example 71: Etruscan sculpture

[Note: This example illustrates CCO creator display option 2 for unknown creators (CCO page 92). In this example, the “Culture” field is used for the primary identification of an unknown creator. It is linked to a Concept Authority record for Etruscan.]

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • sculpture • Greek and Roman art
*Work Type [link]: • statue
*Title: Ploughman of Arretium
*Creator Display: Etruscan
*Role [link]: sculptor   [link]: Etruscan
*Creation Date: 6th century BCE [controlled]: Earliest: -0599 • Latest: -0500
*Subject [links]: • genre • ploughman • oxen • farming • labor • afterlife
Culture [link]: Etruscan
*Current Location [link]: Archaeological Museum (Florence, Italy)  • ID: unavailable
Discovery Location: Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy)
*Measurements: 18.41 cm (length) (7 1/4 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 18.41 Unit: cm Type: length
*Materials and Techniques: bronze
Material [links]: • bronze
Description: This figure was found in one of the many sanctuaries from Etruscan Arretium (Arezzo), and was probably a votive offering. The subject of ploughing reflects a natural preoccupation of the inhabitants of Arretium, which was an outpost of Chiusi in a fertile farming region.

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