Boar's head

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 669; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

03.985

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This spirited rendering of a boar’s head was probably attached to a piece of furniture or a vessel.. His hair is imaginatively curly, and his tongue shows amid teeth and tusks. Dark green patina.

Provenance

E. P. Warren Collection; bought in London.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900