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Bust of a young boy

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Five children's bullae

These five bullae are from the collection at the British Museum. They are made of gold and bronze, and their sizes vary considerably. 

The Meroë Head

Well-preserved bronze head from a full statue of Augustus, larger than life size, from the time of his reign. It's a useful example of the inlaid eyes of ancient bronze statues, in this case with metal pupils and calcite irises.

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(Images from Louis le Grand and Paul Hudson)

Tombstone of married ex-slaves

Marble tombstone of two ex-slaves, celebrating their legal marriage and citizenship. In the centre, the relief shows them in citizen dress. Either size of it is a Latin inscription which records their status as former slaves and the husband's occupation as a butcher.

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