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Marble relief of a chisel and mallet

Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble-Italian ?
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 x 11 1/4 x 3 3/8in. (35.6 x 28.6 x 8.5cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.81
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The relief, probably votive in purpose, depicts a metal chisel and a wooden mallet, the basic tools of the ancient stone cutter.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. "Recent Accessions of Classical Sculpture." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21(11): p. 260, fig. 6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 144, 498, fig. 439, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 235, pp. 115-16, pl. 161c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Weitzmann, Kurt. 1979. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century no. 259, pp. 281-82, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Durnan, Nicholas. 2000. "Media and Techniques: Stone Sculpture." Making Classical Art: Process and Practice, Roger Ling, ed. p. 25, ill. 7, Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia.

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