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Patera or boss

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They are undecorated and have been made to be attached to a wall. One has a hole in the outer or curved area and several have chewed-up edges. Crusty green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects that according to Warren's records were brought to Rome and had all been found together in a tomb at Ferentinum [the contents included MFA 98.687-691a, 98.774-775, 98.778-783, 98.800-801, and 98.918]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 531.

Dimensions

Diameter (average for all six): 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.690

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment