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Handle of a small cista

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A youth lies face upward, with body arched, arms raised beside his head and palms upwards. The legs are together, and the feet are correspondingly so, on the small circular plinth above the rear tenon. Both tenons are pierced for attachment within the lid. Dark bluish-green patina with brown...

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By 1898-9: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome 1898-9. [with 99.475 a-c]); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 4th–3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 524.


Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World