Right hand from a statue of Dionysos
Late Hellenistic Period
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Pyramid N V
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 069.
Length: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)
Bronze hand from a sculpture. It is a hollow caste. The hand is grasping a staff. The surface is corroded. It belongs with 24.896 and head no. 24.957.
Green patina, partly cleaned away. This is the right hand of 24.957. It was extended horizontally and grasped a rectangular object which is hollowed as vertical support for an attribute. Perhaps a thyrsos was joined in two pieces above and below. (Comstock & Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronze)
Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb of Prince Arikankharer, Pyr. N V [Excav. date] Dec. 1921
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition