I recognised him immediately although I'd only ever seen pictures of him before.
This statue is the only significant artefact to come from an archaeological dig around the base of the impressive Roman monument known as the Pile Cinq Mars.
Now the statue is displayed in the Museum of Prehistory in Le Grand Pressigny.
Although originally identified as a local god, the statue is a typical example of a 'captive barbarian'. The hairstyle and clothing indicate he probably represents a warrior from Dacia or Parthia and the archaeologists think he was probably one of a group intended to commemmorate a local Turonian veteran.