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Predicate Object 16 Apr 1937 1937-04-16T00:00:00.000Z 1937-04-16T00:00:00.000Z 1937.115 gift of Mr E Earle Vaile, Auckland City, 1937.115, 23246.1 2002-02-26T00:00:00.000Z 1 2018-05-15T06:25:30.365Z 45 figure, athlete, bronze, replica of famous statue found at Herculaneum. Museums such as Auckland acquired casts to connect distant colonies with the ancient Classical World of Europe. This is one of six 'Italian bronzes' presented to Auckland Museum in 1937 by Mr E. Earle Vaile. It is of one of a pair of similar figures excavated from the enclosed garden of the Villa de Papiri, a country house situated north-west of the city of Herculaneum, destroyed along with Pompeii in the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, 79 AD. figure
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