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Hanging Marsyas

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The tree trunk has been worked off. There are dowel holes for the attachment of the head, the right arm, and both legs. The surfaces have been slightly damaged and are now thoroughly cleaned. (J. B. Ward-Perkins: bad Pentelic)

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 171; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 40.8 cm (16 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8196

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek mainland

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture