A soldier or Mars in the manner of the antique

Roman, imitation
Renaissance or Baroque
17th or 18th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 220; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.2197

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A soldier in plumed helmet, cuirass, greaves, and baldric stands, right hand on the edge of his helmet and left resting on a shield at his left leg. The back is hollow, as if the whole piece had been an appliqué.

Provenance

By 1964, John J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York; 1964, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman