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A woman advances with two torches. Three partly draped women are swooning in ecstasy: the two at the left and center seated on a rock, the latter holding a tympanon under her left arm. The woman at the right, on her knees on the ground, is supported by an elderly man. Behind the central...

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By 1937: with Brummer Gallery, Inc., 55 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. (according to L. D. Caskey in his acquisition recommendation the piece was: said to have come from Athens); purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery, Inc., November 17, 1937, for $ 2,200.00

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 114; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).


Diameter: 26.2 cm (10 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble (from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens)


The Ancient World