Statuette of a Bugler (Right Profile)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The figure wears armor including a crested helmet and a cuirass with one row of pteryges. Over his cuirass is a cingulum, a ceremonial sash or military belt that is wrapped around the waist and tied at the front with a square knot to protect the bearer from evil. A cloak is wrapped around his left arm, which is extended to support a now-missing bugle. The figure’s right arm is bent to hold the instrument to his mouth as he moves to the right. His feet are missing.


  • Title: Statuette of a Bugler (Right Profile)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: A.D. 100–200
  • Physical Dimensions: 14.1 × 5 × 9 cm (5 9/16 × 1 15/16 × 3 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Male figure
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 96.AB.275
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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