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His hair is done up in a coif; his left hand is on his hip, and the right is pouring oil from an alabastron on to his phallos. Feet missing. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1900-1: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a Greek dealer in 1900-1); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, 150 B.C.–A.D. 10

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 129; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.32m

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture