Arm from a statuette of a male (divinity or hero)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 072; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

62.978

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The hand held a spear or scepter-staff, or, less likely, a parazonium. The cloak is pinned with a brooch on the left shoulder and has a weight at the bottom. The inside of the shoulder is cast hollow for soldering to the body. The arm and cloak are a single unit. Greenish patina, slightly crusty.

Provenance

By 1962: with a dealer in Athens; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA for $ 330-

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund