Centaur

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
560–540 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 181.

Dimensions

Height x length (plinth): 8.3 x 6.7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.291

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The features are rather rudely executed. The forelegs are human. Hair falls down on the shoulders, and the hands are held out in front. Remains of iron pin which ran through body and plinth. Green patina.

Provenance

Probably formerly in the Count M. Tyszkiewicz Collection (see Helbig, Bull. dell' Inst., 1871, 68); by date unknown: with Harold W. Parsons; gift of Harold W. Parsons to MFA, August 5, 1909

Credit Line

Gift of Harold W. Parsons