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Italic, Etruscan
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Mint: Italy, Etruria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 093.

Dimensions

Length (max.): 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); diameter of disk 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1973.191

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Back decorated with engraved figures of the Dioscuri. The twin sons of Zeus are represented as winged youths, armed with shields and spears, who wear only helmets and boots. Very well preserved, with tang for insertion into a handle. Dark patina covers most of the surface with some areas of lighter green.

Provenance

By 1973: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 10021 (said to come from the Matthews Collection); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, April 11, 1973

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund