Female Dancer, Western Han dynasty (206 b.c.–9 a.d.), 2nd century b.c. China Earthenware with slip and pigments H. 21 in. (53.3 cm) Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1992 (1992.165.19) Met Museum.
Riace Warriors. These bronzes are from the early Classical Period and are a fine example of contrapposto - the statues have more realistic stances than earlier Archaic pieces. The Bronze statues were rescued from the sea off the coast of Southern Italy in 1972. (left) Bronze B - 430-420 BC. Possibly a Corinthian. (right) Bronze A - 460-450 BC. Probably an Athenian.