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The vertical handle at the back takes the form of a standing youth, of Polykleitan proportions, with fillet in his long, athlete's hair and open pyxis in his left hand. He stands on a small, rectangular, molded plinth; honeysuckle ornament above and below forms the connection to the body of the...

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1887: probably found about May 1887 near Valledacqua (according to the notes of Giulio Gabrielli, Inspector of Archaeological Excavations and Monuments, Royal Prefecture of Ascoli Piceno, dated June 3, 1887: "The vase in question was discovered near Paggese in the countryside of Valle d'Acqua on private farmland belonging to Francesco Clerici..."); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 1891

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Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 520; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).


Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World