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Bronze statuette of a draped man

Period:
Hellenistic or Early Imperial
Date:
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Culture:
Greek or Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.96
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
This impressive statuette shows a mature, bearded man who stands purposefully and looks upward. The cloak that covers his torso also conceals his arms, bent forward over his chest. Proposed identifications have linked him with the theater, specifically as an actor declaiming a text rather than playing a role.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1908. "New Accessions in the Classical Department: V. Miscellaneous Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(5): no. 12, pp. 90-1, fig. 5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 128, p. 84, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 126, 265, pl. 105b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 182, pp. 161, 438, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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