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The Tiber Muse
1st century - 2nd century

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: The Tiber Muse
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1
Creation End Date: 199
Creation Date: 1st century - 2nd century
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H.47 x W.13 x D.24 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 56.12
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund

Although discovered in the vicinity of the Tiber river in Rome in 1858, the style of this statue's drapery suggests that it originated in a workshop in Greece or Asia Minor. The Roman importation and copying of Greek sculpture are well documented, from the time of the Roman conquests of Greeks territories in the third century B.C. and throughout the imperial era (27 B.C.-about 395 A.D.) The public exhibition of Greek spoils encouraged Romans to collect Greek art and commission new works in similar styles. Displaying statuary of Greek origin or appearance eventually became a mark of one's social status and education.

AMICA ID: MIA_.56.12
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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