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Old man's right foot

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The little toe and the rear part of the foot from the instep are missing. The plinth, which is 5 cm thick, is broken off on all sides. The forepart is preserved, life-sized, and without a sandal. The manner of the break, where the instep joins the leg, suggests that this naturalistic fragment...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman, Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 228.


Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Fine-grained Greek mainland (?)


The Ancient World