Begging dog

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 217; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.713

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sculpture of a bronze dog. The dog’s left forepaw and head are raised, as if in a begging position. The tail and the iris of the left eye are missing. Dark green patina, with slight pitting.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found 8 miles from Chiusi, many years ago, and formerly in the collection of Fanello Fanelli of Sarteano.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund