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Arm from a statuette of a male (divinity or hero)

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The hand held a spear or scepter-staff, or, less likely, a parazonium. The cloak is pinned with a brooch on the left shoulder and has a weight at the bottom. The inside of the shoulder is cast hollow for soldering to the body. The arm and cloak are a single unit. Greenish patina, slightly crusty.

Provenance

By 1962: with a dealer in Athens; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA for $ 330-

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 072; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

62.978

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture