Votive finger

Roman
Republican Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 151.

Dimensions

Length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7491

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The finger ends in a tang for mounting or insertion. The inscription reads: MARCVRIO FONT DONO DED Translation: “Font(eius?) gave (this) offering to Mercury.” Pale green patina. Much corroded.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution