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A ROMAN STONE STATUE OF A TOGATUS
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A ROMAN STONE STATUE OF A TOGATUS

CIRCA 20-40 A.D.

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A ROMAN STONE STATUE OF A TOGATUS
CIRCA 20-40 A.D.
The standing male figure wearing a pallium (cloak) with tunic below, his right arm held to his chest and his left arm extended in a pose typical of one engaged in philosophy or rhetoric, lower portion missing, mounted
45 in. (115 cm.) high
Provenance
Formerly in an English private collection, Gloucestershire; and acquired by the present owner approximately 25 years ago.
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Complete sculptures of this type are known which have cylindrical boxes at their feet to contain scrolls. This, coupled with their pose, portray engagement in philosophy or rhetoric, Greek disciplines considered by many at the time as essential to the education of a Roman nobleman.
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