6th–early 5th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 216.
Length: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A quadruped stands, holding a little ram in her (?) long, griffin-like mouth. Pierced above the shoulders; tail bent in. Greenish patina, corroded.
According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922
Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman