Bust of a man

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Acquired in 1910 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
'Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096-1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 97 Stern, W. M. Studies in Hadrianic private Portraiture. 1975, pp. 118f, 124
collection_code
SCP
credit
date_end
0134-12-31
date_start
0125-01-01
date_text
ca. 130 AD (made)
descriptive_line
Statuette, bronze, a man, Roman (Hadrianic), ca. 130 AD
dimensions
Height: 14.60 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
From the Salting bequest.
id
259238
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:55:03.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:55:03.000Z
latitude
41.903111
location
In Storage
longitude
12.49576
marks
materials
bronze
materials_techniques
Bronze
museum_number
A.582-1910
museum_number_token
a5821910
object_number
O311569
object_type
Statuette
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Bust bearded, looking slightly right. Eyes hollow.
place
Rome
primary_image_id
production_note
Hadrianic
production_type
public_access_description
Ancient busts such as this one were often displayed on high shelves and formed a focal point of a scholar's study. Humanist Renaissance scholars, most so in Italy, were keen to link themsleves with the intellectual traditions of Greece and Rome, and paint themsleves as the guardians and inheritors of long-forgotten Classical schools of thought, though in fact 'the Ancients' had been always been held in the highest regard right through the entire medieval period, and right across Europe.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
bust-of-a-man-statuette-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Bust of a man
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
134
year_start
125