Cradle

Greek


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 661; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Width x length: 6.1 x 9.6 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.671

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This model of a cradle is fashioned from a thin sheet, undecorated. Each end has two pairs of semicular incisions cut into the rim. The walls of the cradle slope gradually to the slightly rounded bottom. The two small points at one end may have been for attachment of rockers. Broken through and cracked in the center in two places. Rich, medium green patina. Found with phiale (96.673), spoon fragment (96.672) and cymbols (96.670).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: All [MFA 96.670a-b, 96.671, 96.672, 96.673] said to have come from the same tomb at Palaeopolis.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren