Bronze statuette of an African (known as Ethiopian) youth

Period: Hellenistic

Date: 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: H. 18.29 cm.

Classification: Bronzes

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1918

Accession Number: 18.145.10

Description

This fine statuette shows the careful observation that reflects firsthand knowledge of the subject. The distinctive garment is characteristic of artisans, especially those working in the heat of a foundry, forge, or brazier.

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