Bronze appliqué in the form of a bust of a barbarian
late 1st–2nd century A.D.
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The barbarian tribes that confronted the Romans along the Rhine and Danube frontiers were often troublesome and dangerous, but they offered no serious military threat to the Empire, whose armies were better equipped, trained, and organized. The main difficulty lay in controlling and pacifying men who did not recognize the power and authority of Rome.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 197, 199, fig. 137, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 197, 199, fig. 137, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 125, 265, pl. 105e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.