Handle of a small cista

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
4th–3rd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 524.

Dimensions

Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.476

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

A youth lies face upward, with body arched, arms raised beside his head and palms upwards. The legs are together, and the feet are correspondingly so, on the small circular plinth above the rear tenon. Both tenons are pierced for attachment within the lid. Dark bluish-green patina with brown crust on the back.

Provenance

By 1898-9: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome 1898-9. [with 99.475 a-c]); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund