Sculpture of a youth

2nd century AD - Roman Period

National Museum of Archaeology

National Museum of Archaeology
Lisboa, Portugal

A sculpture of a youth wearing the traditional long sleeved tunic 'manicata'(latin) with a cover and a large belt. In his left hand he holds against his chest a bird. During the endovelicus birds were used as sacrificial offerings as a form of votive thanks.


  • Title: Sculpture of a youth
  • Date Created: 2nd century AD - Roman Period
  • Location: National Museum of Archaeology
  • Provenance: S. Miguel da Mota, Alandroal. Portugal
  • Rights: Thales Leite ADF/DGPC
  • Medium: White marble
  • Art Movement: Roman art

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