Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Relief of Attis or Mithras

Greco-Roman
Greco-Roman Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 677.

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1344

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

In high-relief appliqué, the figure is Attis, Mithras, or (less likely) a winter season. He wears a hooded cape, sleeved tunic, leggings, but seems to have bare feet. The back is partly hollow, grooved. Green patina with earth encrustation.

Perhaps from Phyrgia.

Provenance

Acquired in Istanbul by Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA; 1965, gift of Richard R. Wagner to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner