Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 151.
Length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution