User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Relief depicting a palaistra scene

Start collecting

This piece shows a Corinthian facade with five intercolumniations, filled from left to right with: (1) an amphora, (2) a herm, (3) statue of Hermes, nude on pedestal inscribed OCTAVI, (4) a herm, (5) a large pitcher. The columns and niches on this plaque, as well as the bearded herms and prize...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Dimensions

31.5 x 40.4 cm (12 3/8 x 15 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.315 H. 0.404 L.

Accession Number

03.885

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements