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Marble statue of a bound goat

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
h. 15 1/2 in. ( 39.4 cm); w. 20 3/8 in. (51.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.151
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This sensitively rendered goat with bound feet realistically evokes the widespread practice of animal sacrifce in ancient Greece. This statue, however, was probably a votive offering, perhaps to a deity with a rustic nature, such as Pan, Artemis, or Dionysos.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910. II. Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(2): pp. 91, 94, fig. 6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 123, 259, pl. 99f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 232, p. 115, pl. 160b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Skalka, Michael R., Sylvia Bakos, and University Art Gallery, Rutgers. 1981. Ancient Art: The Development of Greek and Roman Figural and Animal Styles. p. 16, fig. 12, New Brunswick: University Art Gallery, Rutgers.

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