Louvre Acquires Barberini Marble

March 30 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Louvre in Paris has announced that it has acquired a 1st - 2nd century Roman statue of Harpocrates. The marble had been in the Barberini family collection in Rome during the seventeenth century before finding its way into several American collections during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It was acquired by the Museum from the dealers Galerie Chenel.

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