Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Aug 2013: A bronze boy

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This was a strange sculpture. In bronze even.

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Apparently these bronze statues were very common in Ancient Greece and Rome, placed in public places, but all were melted down for re-use for other things like other statues, or implements or making other alloys.

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this statue was found in Egypt.

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but the quality of the work is amazing. Hard to think this was made in the 1st century BCE.

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The nipples are inlaid with copper.

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the eyes are silvered and inlaid with glass or precious stone.

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the quality is truly amazing.

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fascinating study.

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