Laran - Etruscan War God



I was lucky enough to see this statuette at the Ancient Lives Exhibition recently.
The solid-cast bronze statuette from Ravenna is a votive offering representing either Laran, the Etruscan war-god, or the dedicator, who was probably an army-leader. His left leg is slightly advanced and has a slight smile, reminiscent of Greek Kouroi (youth statues).

Inscription in Etruscan on right leg:

THUCER HERMENAS TURUCE; Thucer Hermenas dedicated (me).
520 BC