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Slave


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Description Slaves, very common in Hellenistic society, were of all nationalities, even Greek. Nubians from the Sudan were brought by camel caravan up the Arabian coast. This figure's struggle, probably against the strain of a heavily laden cart, is eloquently communicated by his posture.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/15/1959Examinationsurvey
7/13/1988Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation; stabilized
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian Estate Sale, New York, 1951; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1951

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Period
2nd-1st century BC (Hellenistic-Roman)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2372
Measurements
4 x 3 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (10.1 x 8 x 3.8 cm)
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