Three figures in open relief

Late Archaic
5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 196; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).


Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The three figures in open relief may be the ornament of a helmet or a tripod. A figure with a club in the left hand and a garment over the right arm walks away from a bearded figure at the left; there is a beardless figure at the right. Both outside figures grasp the one in the center by the arms. All appear to wear chitons. Lyre-form egg and palmette pattern below. Brown patina. The two at the left are badly corroded, in light green.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, December 1901

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren