Bronze appliqué in the form of a bust of a barbarian


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

The barbarian tribes that confronted the Romans along the Rhine and Danube frontiers were often troublesome and dangerous, but they offered no serious military threat to the Empire, whose armies were better equipped, trained, and organized. The main difficulty lay in controlling and pacifying men who did not recognize the power and authority of Rome.

Bronze appliqué in the form of a bust of a barbarian, Bronze, Roman

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