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Anthropomorphic lamp holder

<p>Bronze sculpture popularly known as<em>El Negret</em>, 1st-2nd century AD, bronze,&nbsp;81 &times; 26 &times; 35&nbsp;cm</p>

Bronze sculpture popularly known asEl Negret, 1st-2nd century AD, bronze, 81 × 26 × 35 cm

A bronze sculpture of a young Ethiopian slave holding a tray for holding lamps and the instruments for lighting them. Known popularly as El Negret The Little Black Boy), it came from the residential area of Tarraco, which was destroyed during construction of the modern port of Tarragona. It must have been part of the furnishings of a domus.

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