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Box in the form of an old man's head

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The man is bald, with stringy beard and mustache. His nose is hooked, his brow wrinkled and his features are generally compressed almost to form a caricature. Sliding cover on the bottom is corroded. There is a large hole in the right side of the head. Dark green patina.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren; gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, December 1901

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 482.


Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World