Arm and hand, possibly of Dionysos, holding a kantharos

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 061.

Dimensions

Height x length: 46.3 x 31 cm (18 1/4 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.763

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The arm probably belongs to a male divinity, likely Dionysos. It was made separately from the statue and attached. The workmanship seems to belong to the fourth century or to the Hellenistic period.
The joint is worked smooth and contains a dowel hole. A fragment of the inner side of the arm has been broken off and refastened. The kantharos is also rejoined, and one side of it is missing. The surface has a yellow-brown patina.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900