Animal group

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
6th–early 5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 216.

Dimensions

Length: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.710

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A quadruped stands, holding a little ram in her (?) long, griffin-like mouth. Pierced above the shoulders; tail bent in. Greenish patina, corroded.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman