Box in the form of an old man's head
Late Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 482.
Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren; gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, December 1901
Gift of Edward Perry Warren