A soldier or Mars in the manner of the antique
Renaissance or Baroque
17th or 18th century
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 220; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A soldier in plumed helmet, cuirass, greaves, and baldric stands, right hand on the edge of his helmet and left resting on a shield at his left leg. The back is hollow, as if the whole piece had been an appliqué.
By 1964, John J. Klejman (dealer; b. 1906 - d. 1995), New York; 1964, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1964)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman