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The Evening Shadow or  Ombra della Sera - closer up still
14-MAY-2006

'The Evening Shadow' or 'Ombra della Sera' - closer up still

Re this seemingly contemporary sculpture, from the 2nd century BC, of an elongated male, Margaret Lew writes:
"'Ombra della Sera' is the name given to this sculpture by the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio who
thought it looked like the long shadow thrown by a man in the dying light of the evening sun.
It was found by a farmer plowing a field in 1879 and used as a fireplace poker until someone
recognized it as an Etruscan art masterpiece."

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Tsienni03-Mar-2008 18:12
Etruscan art was full of gems. Even today when you look at this piece, the imagination is still vivid.
Andrys Basten25-Feb-2008 21:32
His right eye looks pretty cynical though! It's often referred to as 'boy' in descriptions...
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