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Back decorated with engraved figures of the Dioscuri. The twin sons of Zeus are represented as winged youths, armed with shields and spears, who wear only helmets and boots. Very well preserved, with tang for insertion into a handle. Dark patina covers most of the surface with some areas of...

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By 1973: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 10021 (said to come from the Matthews Collection); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, April 11, 1973

Credit Line

Alice M. Bartlett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Etruria, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 093.


Length (max.): 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); diameter of disk 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical