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Bronze relief with a youth

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 7/8 x 1 7/8in. (9.8 x 4.7cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
The relief was hammered rather than cast, which helps to account for its fragmentary condition. This technical feature also suggests that the relief was a decorative adjunct to a vase or mirror, or possibly part of the cheekpiece of a helmet.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 280, pp. 138-39, New York: Gilliss Press.

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