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This fragment from a pedimental or votive group represents a combat between an Amazon and a Greek. The rider wears a short chiton, high boots, and a chlamys, one end visible on her left side. Only the left forearm of her fallen opponent remains, wrapped in the folds of a mantle and held against...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, late 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 042; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).


Overall: 67 x 78 x 39 cm, 330 kg (26 3/8 x 30 11/16 x 15 3/8 in., 727.52 lb.) Mount (black marble base): 13 x 39 x 74 cm (5 1/8 x 15 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.) Case (Painted wooden pedestal): 86 x 49.5 x 85.4 cm (33 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 33 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World