Roman, Campania. Head of a Wolf. First Century A.D. Bronze, 8 x 5 x 5". Lent by the John W. Kluge Collection
The Divine and The Domestic
Ancient Art from the Mediterranean
January 30 - March 22, 1998 Octagonal Gallery, second floor
This selection of figurative pieces on loan from the John W. Kluge collection of ancient art features Greek, Etruscan, and Roman bronzes dating from the fifth century B.C. to the second century A.D. These small bronzes were used to ornament utilitarian objects, furniture, shields or staffs. Yet they stand on their own as complete miniature sculptures, displaying the stylistic characteristics of their place and time. The exhibition was organized by Malcolm Bell III and John J. Dobbins, members of the McIntire Department of Art at the University.