Bronze man and centaur (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Bronze man and centaur
Bronze man and centaur MET DT259.jpg
Year8th century BCE
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.17.190.2072 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 249228

Bronze man and centaur is an 8th century BCE bronze sculpture. It is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

Early history and creation[edit]

Created in Greece during the mid-8th century B.C., the sculpture is made out of bronze.[2]

Later history and display[edit]

The sculpture was a posthumous gift of J. Pierpont Morgan given to the Metropolitan Museum in 1917.[1]


The work depicts a man and centaur embracing.[1] The bottom of the sculpture contains a geometric pattern.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Bronze man and centaur". Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  2. ^ "The Technique of Bronze Statuary in Ancient Greece". Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. ^ "Geometric Art in Ancient Greece". Retrieved 2019-07-25.