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Bronze appliqué in the form of a bust of a barbarian

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.21
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.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions: Bronzes." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (2): p. 37.

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.

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