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Man with Cloak and Tall Hat (genius cucullatus)

ca. 2nd century A.D.

Bronze with red copper inlay

12 × 3.5 × 1.5 cm (4 3/4 × 1 3/8 × 9/16 in.)
base+object: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)
Gift of Thomas T. Solley, B.A. 1950
2002.15.13
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Kouchakji Freres Collection, sale, American Art Association, 8-9 March, 1918, no. 322, illustrated; collection of Thomas T. Solley (1924-2006) by 1962; YUAG by gift from Thomas T. Solley in 2002.

Bibliography: 

G. M. A. Hanfmann, Master Bronzes from the Classical World, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1967), 137, no. 139, ill.

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 132–33, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, “Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 51, ill.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 203, 388, pl. 189.

Essi Ronkko and Hood Museum of Art, “Hood Museum,” http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu (accessed June 2011-July 2021).

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 339, no. 175, pl. 175.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.