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Plectrum Handle

A bearded dwarf kneels on a stand; his right hand is raised, and there is a tiny shield on the left arm. A frog is at the left foot. Lance is missing from right hand. Green patina.


By 1907: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome, 1907); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period or Early Imperial Period, 150 B.C.–A.D. 10

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 624; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational