Bollard with a Fisherman

Late Roman or Byzantine

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

This young fisherman, wearing a tunic and boots, stands before a weighted
bollard, used to tie large boats to a wharf. With a net cast over his shoulder, he holds a rudder in his left hand. The cleat itself, used to secure a line from a boat, is formed by two fingers protruding from the bollard.

Bollard with a Fisherman, Bronze, Late Roman or Byzantine

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