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Figurine

Object Number:MS2342
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Chiusi
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Acrobat
Height: 2.54 cm
Outside Diameter:1 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Acrobat wearing perizoma (loincloth) and cap, balanced on hands, arms bent and chest touches ground. Hands and chest rest on a heavy disc. From the underside of the disc depends a heavy D-shaped ring. The close fitting cap covers the entire head (except for the face) including the ears, and is tied under chin. Solid bronze. Feet not clearly defined; area rough.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Auction] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.. Philadelphia. Davis and Harvey's Gallery. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 29, no. 82View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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