Bronze statuette of a draped man

Greek or Roman

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

This impressive statuette shows a mature, bearded man who stands purposefully and looks upward. The cloak that covers his torso also conceals his arms, bent forward over his chest. Proposed identifications have linked him with the theater, specifically as an actor declaiming a text rather than playing a role.

Bronze statuette of a draped man, Bronze, Greek or Roman

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