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An uncertain creature, resembling a monkey or even a grasshopper, sits in the frame-work of a shaft enriched with a series of buttons or studs set in pairs opposite each other. The shaft terminates in a round base. Green and brown patina. Broken and mended where neck of figure joins body.


By date unknown: with Dr. Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland (said in his letter of May 11, 1967 to come from Tricala, Thessaly); gift of Dr. Elie Borowski to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski

Greek, Geometric Period, about 750 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 013.


Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches