Dragon

Eurasian
Medieval
12th–13th century


Object Place: Middle East, Eurasia

Dimensions

11.43 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.478

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Tortuous body, scaled neck upright, mouth open showing tongue. Right elbow raised as foot rests on tail, which is curled under near haunches with cone-shaped pricket (?) above.

Provenance

1934, John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976), London and Dublin; 1934, sold by Hunt to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P11038); May 12, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 358, to the MFA for $180 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949)

NOTES:
[1] This was purchased together with MFA accession no. 49.479.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund