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Chestpiece (pectoral)

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There are two ideal heads (Helios and Selene?) in medallions above and a head of Herakles, clad in his lion's skin, below. The hooks for fastening to shoulder-straps survive above and, at the right, there is the base of the hook for fixing under the left arm. Broken and repaired; sections missing....

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Provenance

By 1962: Robert E. Hecht, Jr. Collection (said to come from Vulci); gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, May 13, 1964

Credit Line

Gift in memory of George H. Chase

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 400–300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 585; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 x 24.5 cm (12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.727

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor