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THE MET "Naked before the camera" [Standing Female Nude] Standing Female Nude] Nadar (French, Paris 1820–1910 Paris) Date: 1860–61 Medium: Salted paper print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: 20.2 x 13.3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1991 Accession Number: 1991.1174

From Mary Beard's blog, "A Don's Life," 15 May 2012, "Newnham in Paris, and the discoveries from the Rhone." As Beard writes, "the real star of the show for me was actually a bronze statuette (about one quarter life-size) of a bearded captive, with is hands tied behind his back. Arles was a Roman colony, and presumably this was just one part of a triumphalist monument that shouted about Roman control of this part of the world."

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