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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.462
Title
Finger
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
c. 323 BCE-31 BCE
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Graeco-Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289146
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Marble from Greek islands, Paros or Naxos
Dimensions
actual: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.462
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions

Published Catalogue Text: Stone Sculptures: The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums , written 1990
98

Finger

The finger is incrusted. A break between the two joints has been mended.

This appears to be a right index finger from a slightly overlifesized statue. The hand was extended, with the fingers bent, as if an attribute had been on the palm of the hand. The statue was probably that of a goddess.

Cornelius Vermeule and Amy Brauer

Publication History

Fogg Art Museum, The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities, A Special Exhibition, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1961), p. 28, no. 216

Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Amy Brauer, Stone Sculptures: The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 112, no. 98

Exhibition History

The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities: A Special Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 05/01/1961 - 09/20/1961

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