Right hand from a statue of Dionysos

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
150–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Pyramid N V

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 069.

Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.897

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze hand from a sculpture. It is a hollow caste. The hand is grasping a staff. The surface is corroded. It belongs with 24.896 and head no. 24.957.

Green patina, partly cleaned away. This is the right hand of 24.957. It was extended horizontally and grasped a rectangular object which is hollowed as vertical support for an attribute. Perhaps a thyrsos was joined in two pieces above and below. (Comstock & Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronze)

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb of Prince Arikankharer, Pyr. N V [Excav. date] Dec. 1921

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition