Hellenistic Bronze Statuette of an Aethiopian Youth

Illustration

Arienne King
by Unknown
published on 25 January 2018

This Hellenistic bronze statuette of an African youth dates to sometime between the 2nd-3rd Centuries BCE. It portrays a young worker, likely a blacksmith or other artisan, of Sub-Saharan African origin. While the piece is of unknown provenance, it can currently be seen in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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