Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.
Mint: Italy, Etruria
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 093.
Length (max.): 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); diameter of disk 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Alice M. Bartlett Fund