Eye from a Bronze Statue

Object Details

Title:

Eye from a Bronze Statue

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek

Date:

5th - 2nd century B.C.

Medium:

Marble, obsidian, glass, and copper

Object Number:

84.AI.625

Dimensions:

2.1 × 4.9 cm (13/16 × 1 15/16 in.)

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Eye of glass paste and stone (marble, obsidian) set into bronze with an overhanging fringe of lashes. Made for insertion into a statue.

Provenance
- 1984

Jiri Frel, Czechoslovakian, 1923 - 2006, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1979.

Exhibitions
The Fire of Hephaistos: Large Classical Bronzes from North American Collections (April 19, 1996 to January 5, 1997)
  • Arthur M. Sackler Museum (Cambridge), April 19 to August 10, 1996
  • Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo), October 13, 1996 to January 5, 1997
The Color of Life (March 6 to June 23, 2008)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), March 6 to June 23, 2008
A Statue of Apollo from Pompeii: Investigating an Ancient Bronze (March 2 to September 12, 2011)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), March 2 to September 12, 2011
Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1984." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 13 (1985), p. 174, no. 40.

Mattusch, Carol. The Fire of Hephaistos: Large Classical Bronzes from North American Collections, exh. cat. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Art Museums,1996), cat. no. 9.

Mattusch, Carol C. The Victorious Youth (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 33; fig. 27.

The Color of Life: Polychromy in Sculpture from Antiquity to the Present, ed. by Roberta Panzanelli with Eike D. Schmidt and Kenneth Lapatin, Los Angeles, 2008, pp. 108-9, no. 6.

Mattusch, Carol C. Enduring Bronze: Ancient Art, Modern Views (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014), p. 88, fig. 65.