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Four figures stand before a temple with three Aeolic columns. All were once identified by inscriptions. Only partial inscriptions survive. The second figure from the right is identified as Minerva (Athena), with her helmet and owl. The female figure on the left is most likely Turan...

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Provenance

One of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi (probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi) [MFA 13.2860-13.2901]; by date unknown: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, about 300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 395; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2888

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical