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Left foot from a statue of Dionysos

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Both of these bronze statue pieces (24.896 and 24.897) were discovered together with the two Dionysos heads, and their proportions all match. They are probably to be reconstructed with the heads into lamp stands; the hand would thus have actually held the lamp. Examples for this type of figural...

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Provenance

From Meroe, North Cemetery, Pyramid Beg. N 5, Chamber A. December, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150–50 B.C.

Object Place

Begrawiya, Nubia, Sudan

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 070.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6.4 x 5.7 x 14.9 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.896

Medium or Technique

Bronze; silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture