Right arm and hand
Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 088.
Height x length: 23.6 x 29 cm (9 5/16 x 11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)
The muscular, tense right arm of a man is flexed at the elbow, and the hand is tightly grasping a cylindrical object with a circular base. Bulging muscles and tense veins are visible on the upper arm and forearm.
Condition: break at the shoulder running through the underarm. Dark patina overall with red patches only on the exterior. Light brown accretions in spots on the interior.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Furtwaengler.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution