12 June 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
A ROMAN BRONZE ACROBAT
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Wearing a loin cloth and a helmet patterned with indentations, the male figure depicted in a handstand, with his arms slightly bent at the elbows, his muscular body arched, his feet flexed and his head raised
3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) high
For a similar example see fig. 144 in Hill, Catalogue of Classical Bronze Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery.
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