Relief depicting a palaistra scene
1st century A.D.
31.5 x 40.4 cm (12 3/8 x 15 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.315 H. 0.404 L.
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This piece shows a Corinthian facade with five intercolumniations, filled from left to right with: (1) an amphora, (2) a herm, (3) statue of Hermes, nude on pedestal inscribed OCTAVI, (4) a herm, (5) a large pitcher. The columns and niches on this plaque, as well as the bearded herms and prize vases, indicate a palaistra setting. At the center is a statue of Hermes.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Campanian); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900