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Reliefs from a sarcophagus

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The larger fragment includes the heads of two horses, a cloaked male torso and the hand of a figure at the right. The smaller section shows a male figure from the back, wearing a cloak and petasos. The legendary Calydonian Boar Hunt is probably the subject represented on these fragments. The...

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Provenance

By 1970: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 1066 Madison Avenue, New York 10028 (said to be from Rome); purchased by MFA from Royal-Athena Galleries, April 8, 1970

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 180–210

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 241; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 40 x 24 cm (15 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.) (hero) Height x width: 41 x 46 cm (16 1/8 x 18 1/8 in) (horses)

Accession Number

1970.267a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek island of Thasos

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture