Right leg of a man
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
about A.D. 180–200
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 176A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Length: 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek & Roman Sculpture Gallery (Gallery 211)
The straight, over life-size right leg has thick musculature on the calf and thigh.
Condition: Irregular breaks run along the upper thigh and at the lower shin. The thin layer of porous bronze of this hollow cast leg contains numerous rectangular repair patches and serrated inlays. A casting seam runs down the center of the front of the leg. Two large patch holes are visible on the upper thigh and lower shin on the right side of the leg. Covered in a green and brown patina.
By date unknown: said to be from Cremna in Pisidia according to the recommendation for purchase; by 1968: Jerome M. Eisenberg and Alan Ravenal Collection; gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg and Alan Ravenal to MFA, November 13, 1968
Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg and Alan Ravenal