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Statue of a boy

The Romans used colored stone on floors, as wall revetment, and in sculpture. This plump young boy originally appeared in a relaxed pose, with his left arm resting on a support. The statue was carved with consummate skill in one of the hardest stones.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1920 ...
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1st century A.D.
Bekhen stone
55.2 x 55.2cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection