Patera or boss
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 531.
Diameter (average for all six): 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
They are undecorated and have been made to be attached to a wall. One has a hole in the outer or curved area and several have chewed-up edges. Crusty green patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects that according to Warren's records were brought to Rome and had all been found together in a tomb at Ferentinum [the contents included MFA 98.687-691a, 98.774-775, 98.778-783, 98.800-801, and 98.918]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund