Italic, perhaps Etruscan
about 510–480 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 183.
Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952
Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes