End of a pin or a plug
about 750 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 013.
Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
An uncertain creature, resembling a monkey or even a grasshopper, sits in the frame-work of a shaft enriched with a series of buttons or studs set in pairs opposite each other. The shaft terminates in a round base. Green and brown patina. Broken and mended where neck of figure joins body.
By date unknown: with Dr. Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland (said in his letter of May 11, 1967 to come from Tricala, Thessaly); gift of Dr. Elie Borowski to MFA, June 28, 1967
Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski