Handle of a small cista
4th–3rd century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 524.
Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A youth lies face upward, with body arched, arms raised beside his head and palms upwards. The legs are together, and the feet are correspondingly so, on the small circular plinth above the rear tenon. Both tenons are pierced for attachment within the lid. Dark bluish-green patina with brown crust on the back.
By 1898-9: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome 1898-9. [with 99.475 a-c]); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund