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Ancient Hellenistic Bronze Applique of a Crouching African boy
New York | Applique
 
Date:  3rd Century BC2nd Century BC 1st Century BC
Culture:  GreekHellenistic Greek
Category:  Applique
Medium:  Bronze
Dimension: H: 4.7 cm
Price: $15,500.00
Provenance: Ex-Lenox Gallery, London, 1992. Published: Exotics of the Classical World, 2007.
Serial No: 3440

The object is in cast bronze, but is hollow. The space between the feet and the shins is pierced by a large triangular opening. The statuette may very well have been soldered to a support such as a furniture element or a leg of a tripod, etc.