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Limestone torso of a hunter

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st or 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Black limestone
Dimensions:
H. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.191
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
This figure of a hunter, thrusting his spear as he lunges forward, was probably part of a sculptural group that must have shown at least the animal he attacks. Other men and dogs could also have been included in a type of hunting scene that was very popular in both the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 203, p. 105, pls. 144a-b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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