Inscribed: F I V. Incised beneath this: Q. Handle beyond curve and outer half of blade broken away. Smooth patina, green and brown.
By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)
Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 619; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).
16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.)
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