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Figurine of a man with tablet

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The hair is represented by a series of engraved circles. He holds the large tablet in the crook of his left arm; an uncertain object (not a stylus?) was in the right hand. Both feet are missing. The face is badly corroded.


By date unknown: Forman Collection (Sale II, 553) by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Late Archaic Period, about 490 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 188.


Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World