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Fragment of a frieze: a man, perhaps wounded

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The fragment is broken on all edges. The background, roughly finished in a considerable area, is about 3.5 cm thick; the figure's chest sticks out from this another 6 cm Traces of cement indicate the fragment was used as building material. The sculptured surfaces are somewhat damaged, and now...

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Presumabley from Athens, mainland Greece, or the islands.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Roman, Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 297; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).


Height (max.) x width (max.): 25 x 18 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World