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The head is domed, the shaft octagonal in section. Encrusted, green patina.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); possibly from loose earth near gymnasium. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 684.

Dimensions

19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

84.573

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment