Right leg of a man

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Imperial Period
about A.D. 180–200


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 176A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.732

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The straight, over life-size right leg has thick musculature on the calf and thigh.

Condition: Irregular breaks run along the upper thigh and at the lower shin. The thin layer of porous bronze of this hollow cast leg contains numerous rectangular repair patches and serrated inlays. A casting seam runs down the center of the front of the leg. Two large patch holes are visible on the upper thigh and lower shin on the right side of the leg. Covered in a green and brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be from Cremna in Pisidia according to the recommendation for purchase; by 1968: Jerome M. Eisenberg and Alan Ravenal Collection; gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg and Alan Ravenal to MFA, November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg and Alan Ravenal