Plectrum Handle

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period or Early Imperial Period
150 B.C.–A.D. 10


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 624; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.32h

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

A bearded dwarf kneels on a stand; his right hand is raised, and there is a tiny shield on the left arm. A frog is at the left foot. Lance is missing from right hand. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1907: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome, 1907); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren