Let the kids go chasing partridges in the Met while grown ups enjoy a wild-goose chase in Mad Ave.
Two bronze statues of girls chasing partridges
Roman, Early Imperial, late 1st century b.c. or early 1st century a.d.
Children playing with animals became a popular genre type in Greek and Roman art. These sculptures are remarkable for their large size, excellent state of preservation and careful workmanship. This is the only known symmetrically pendant pair of bronze sculptures, perfectly preserved down to the plinth.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art & window-shopping on Madison Avenue
August 19th, 2018 (with many thanks to M. – mvschulze, for spotting my unintentional time travel to 2028… wouldn’t that be fun though!)
2 thoughts on “Chasing Games”
Uh-huh! Wearing your protective gloves while typing? 2028? M 🙂
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Why, did you think you were the only one? 😃 Thanks much, I’m correcting right away!
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