Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 4th century B.C.

The plaster reliefs displayed in this case were cast from Late Classical and Hellenistic metal reliefs. They probably date to the Early Imperial period, when similar examples are known from Egypt, Rome, the Black Sea region, and Afghanistan. The widespread existence of these reliefs across the Roman Empire and along its trade routes reflects the interest that Roman collectors had for earlier Greek works.

Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne, Plaster, Roman

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