Right hand holding a roll

Greco-Roman Period

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 225.


22.2 x 12.7 x 9.5 cm (8 3/4 x 5 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Grayish white marble with crystals, from western Asia Minor (?)

Not On View


The Ancient World



There are two dowel holes at the break in the wrist. The index finger was also restored or made in this fashion. The surfaces are slightly worn and stained.
The scroll or rotulus is tightly rolled and is naturalistically represented at its outer end. The fingernails are also precisely defined, and the hand seems to be male. This would suggest that it must have once formed part of a Graeco-Roman, late Republican or imperial togate statue.


Hay Collection

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way