Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 511; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).


Height x length: 16 x 15 cm (6 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



A nude youth, in sandals, lies with his right hand under his head and his left on his thigh, making his body a bridge between two supports which rise from a plaque in the shape of a half-ellipse decorated with two rams’ heads left and right of an inverted palmette. Green patina; much corroded.


Date unknown: said to be one of a pair of handles found in a tomb at Città della Pieve); by 1904: purchased by Denman W. Ross from C. F. Murray, Florence (who was said to have had it from the "Giorgi Taccini Museum"); gift of Denman W. Ross to MFA, January, 1904

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection