Double-headed ram

Greek or Italic
Archaic Period
about 7th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 215; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.185

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Two rams’ heads with large horns are attached either end of the body. There is a loop in the center of the body, with remains of an iron suspension ring. Earthy, light green patina.
Other such two-headed rams have been found in Delphi, Olympia, and Gela in Sicily.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes