Roman / Statue of a boy / ca. 10 B.C.-A.D. 40Roman
Statue of a boy
ca. 10 B.C.-A.D. 40

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Statue of a boy
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -99
Creation End Date: 40
Creation Date: ca. 10 B.C.-A.D. 40
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Bronzes
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H. 52 1/8 in. (132.38 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 14.130.1
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1914

This bronze figure portrays a young member of a wealthy Roman family. The style of the idealizing portrait clearly indicates that the subject wished to be shown in the guise of a prince of the imperial family. While the figure has at times been identified as either Gaius or Lucius Caesar, grandsons of the emperor Augustus (r. 31 B.C.-A.D. 14), it is better to regard the statue as belonging to a member of the ruling elite on Rhodes, possibly set up in his honor by his native city. The statue was found on Rhodes, and presumably made there.

AMICA ID: MMA_.14.130.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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