|ROMAN MARBLE LIFESIZE FOREARM HOLDING A BATON
Of office; from a statue. A short, heavy, white baton was the symbol of the imperial mandate given to a Roman military legate. He held it high proclaiming "above your head and mine" to represent the emperor.
Ex French collection.
1st-3rd Century AD
H. 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.)
Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 28