Figurine of Attis

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–3rd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 127.

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7473

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Attis wears a typical Asiatic costume with leggings and his belly uncovered; he dons a pointed Phrygian cap and holds a tragic mask over his head. The mask and body are hollow behind. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Munich.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution