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A soldier or Mars in the manner of the antique

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A soldier in plumed helmet, cuirass, greaves, and baldric stands, right hand on the edge of his helmet and left resting on a shield at his left leg. The back is hollow, as if the whole piece had been an appliqué.

Provenance

By date unknown: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman to MFA, December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman

Roman, imitation, Renaissance or Baroque, 17th or 18th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 220; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.2197

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture