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Ancient Art

Faucet or Spigot in the Form of a Bearded Male Head

ca. 2nd century A.D.

Bronze, hollow cast and solid cast in several pieces

5.5 × 5.5 × 3.8 cm (2 3/16 × 2 3/16 × 1 1/2 in.)
Gift of Ruth Elizabeth White
Roman, Gallo-Roman
Roman, ca. 2nd century A.D.
Tools and Equipment

Ruth Elizabeth White; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1988.


“Acquisitions 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 118.

Mimi Gardner Gates, “Director’s Report 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 118.

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), 275, no. 76, pl. 76.

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