Bronze statuette of a draped man

Period: Hellenistic or Early Imperial

Date: 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Culture: Greek or Roman

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: H. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)

Classification: Bronzes

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

Accession Number: 07.286.96


This impressive statuette shows a mature, bearded man who stands purposefully and looks upward. The cloak that covers his torso also conceals his arms, bent forward over his chest. Proposed identifications have linked him with the theater, specifically as an actor declaiming a text rather than playing a role.