Left arm and hand

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 147.

Dimensions

Length: 75.5 cm (29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.667

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This outstretched, nude left arm is bent slightly upwards at the elbow. The middle, ring, and pinky fingers are curled inwards and the index finger is outstretched, suggesting that the hand may once have grasped an object (possibly cylindrical in shape). The palm faces up.

Condition: broken off around the middle of the upper arm. An irregular crack encircles most of the wrist. Green patina overall, with brown accretions over some areas. Cracks and holes are visible at the elbow, along the top of the forearm, and on the top of the hand. Tips of the index and pinky fingers appear crushed.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to be from Hieron near Trebizond.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren