Box in the form of an old man's head

Roman
Late Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 482.

Dimensions

Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8377

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The man is bald, with stringy beard and mustache. His nose is hooked, his brow wrinkled and his features are generally compressed almost to form a caricature. Sliding cover on the bottom is corroded. There is a large hole in the right side of the head. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren; gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, December 1901

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren