Draped man

Italic, perhaps Etruscan
Archaic Period
about 510–480 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 183.

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.187

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The right arm was brought forward, and the raised left hand is pierced vertically to hold a scepter or thunderbolt. The bulging eyes with prominent lashes are set off by the short hair, mustache and short beard. Both tunic and toga are decorated with chevron designs on the borders. All details are incised. Right arm, right leg, left below (from) knee missing. Green patina, with corrosion.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes