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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
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.
#1080. Bronze statuette of an African (known as Ethiopian) youth
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1921. "Classical Accessions: Bronzes." Bullletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 (2): pp. 33, 35, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 197-98, fig. 136, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 197-98, fig. 136, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 125, 264, pl. 104f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 35, pp. 11, 54.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 245, pp. 211, 452-53, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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