Torch holder

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 608; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 42.2 cm (16 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.496

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Agricultural

The shaft of the torch holder ends in a ring from which radiate six large and one small curved prongs; another is missing. A ring is attached to the small prong extending along the shaft. One prong is missing and the tips of two are broken. Green patina, somewhat crusty.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund