The protome is completely preserved, including the flanged base and its three holes, two of which still have their bronze pins. Hollow-cast with hole through the head, connecting the eye-sockets. Slightly corroded; dark green patina.
By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, lot 598); by 1901 with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution
Greek, Archaic Period, about 600 B.C.
Place of Manufacture
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 408; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).
Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique