Deaccessioned September 24, 2015
Relief of Attis or Mithras
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 677.
Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
In high-relief appliqué, the figure is Attis, Mithras, or (less likely) a winter season. He wears a hooded cape, sleeved tunic, leggings, but seems to have bare feet. The back is partly hollow, grooved. Green patina with earth encrustation.
Perhaps from Phyrgia.
Acquired in Istanbul by Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA; 1965, gift of Richard R. Wagner to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)
Gift of Richard R. Wagner