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Male figure

Male figure

4th-2nd century B.C.

Standing Youth, dressed in chlamys over short chiton. Right arm is exposed, bent at the elbow. Left foot is slightly forward. Left arm is covered by chlamys though th ehand is exposed. Figure has short curly hair; hair may have been boung with a fillet, which is now missing. Green patina and some encrustation.

Bronze figure of a man standing, wearing chiton, feet bare, two rows of curls aronud head; eyes probably of silver, a common material for such in Hellenistic times.
--Dorothy Hill, The Waters Art Gallery: Baltimore, Maryland

Standing young man could possibly be Hermes
8 3/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (21.3 x 7 x 5.7 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection and Hagop Kevorkian
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryTulsa, Oklahoma, Philbrook Art Center, Our Ancient Heritage, (1963)
Published ReferencesHandbook, Seattle Art Museum: Selected Works from the Permanent Collections, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1951, p. 108 (b&w)

Our Ancient Heritage, Catalog. Tulsa, OK: Philbrook Art Center, 1963, no. 272, ill.

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