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Relief of a Herdsman and Oxen
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Relief of a Herdsman and Oxen


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Description Images made for Roman villas often romanticized the rural life of herdsmen and shepherds. This delicately carved relief depicts a herdsman leading two yoked oxen past a stylized tree.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/1959Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
1/01/1992Technical Reportother
Provenance Arthur Sambon, Sale, Paris, 1928, no. 57, Plate XVI; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
1st century CE (Roman Imperial)
Medium
Thasian marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.14
Measurements
16 5/8 x 22 5/8 x 3 7/16 in. (42.2 x 57.5 x 8.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Roman Empire (Place of Origin)
  • Greece, Thasos, Cape Vathy Quarry (Source of Materials)

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