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Boss with Head of Oceanus


Artist Unknown (Roman)


1st-2nd century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G242
Boss with Head of Oceanus, Artist Unknown (Roman)
Boss with Head of Oceanus: Gallery Label - Current
: Oceanus
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze with silver and copper inlays
Size: 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)
Creation Place: Italy, Rome
Culture: Roman, Italy
Style: 1st-2nd century
Physical Description: Oceanus, god of the river. Frontal bearded head with silver inlaid eyes against a formalized background of the scales of his body, within a modelled rim. Small cheeks, nose and forehead. Two dolphins rampant above act as a crown; two fish peer from the
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 61.58
Added to Site: February 28, 2009