Crested bird on stand

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Late Geometric Period (?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 014.

Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1180

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The stand is in the form of three turned, bell-shaped knobs. The bird has a small, serrated crest and therefore may be considered a cock of some species. Light greenish, blue patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul and probably ultimately from Anatolia); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner