Mourning Slave Boy from Tarentum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 October 2019
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Mourning Slave Boy from Tarentum

By his skinny body, overly large head, and short garment, the boy is characterized as a slave. It is very likely that the statue belonged to a large funerary monument in Tarentum. The boy probably looked up to the statue of his deceased master standing in a small funerary temple. Limestone. Acquired in 1881 CE. From the necropolis area at Tarentum, Italy. 3rd century BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 27). Mourning Slave Boy from Tarentum. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11376/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mourning Slave Boy from Tarentum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 27, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11376/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Mourning Slave Boy from Tarentum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Oct 2019. Web. 08 Aug 2020.

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