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Thin band with stamped decoration: battle of the gods and the giants

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A scene of battle between the gods and the giants is stamped on a thin band. There are eight figures of gods and giants besides the animals. From the left, an armed, armored god in a quadriga with a charioteer spears a running giant. In the central scene another youthful god has wrenched the...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome: found in a tomb in the necropolis of Bomarzo.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 700–500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 688; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).


Width x length: 6.3 x 24.7 cm (2 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World