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A Sleeping Child

Baths of Diocletian

Baths of Diocletian

Sitting on a rock, a lantern in his left hand, a boy fell asleep, his right hand on his cheek. He wears a short tunic and a hooded coat, cucullus, cloths that refers to his humble servile condition. The portrayed boy is therefore a young slave waiting to illuminate his master way home: similar daily life scenes are very common in ancient sculpture. 1st-2nd century AD

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