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Bronze statuette of an acrobat

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.11.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
The acrobat has a curvature of the spine and stunted legs, but his muscles are strongly developed and his pose is nimble and athletic. He is apparently in the midst of an act, as his two hands grip something that is now missing.
Alexander, Christine. 1958. "Newly Acquired Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17(3): p. 90–91.

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