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.