Three feet of cista

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 526; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.8 x 8.7 cm (3 1/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.475a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On each foot of the cista, a wreathed or filleted boy with large wings is kneeling, hands on his hips, on a winged lion’s paw. Nipples, stomach muscles, and both sets of feathers are represented by incision. One of the lower wings on two of the feet is slightly broken. Bright green patina.

Provenance

By 1898-9: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome 1898-9. [with 99.476]); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund