Eagle with wings spread

Roman or Byzantine
Late Antique Period
about A.D. 400 or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 167; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1183

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The wings are spread. Underneath the stomach there is an iron peg that probably fitted into a lid or pole. Dark green patina with earth encrustation.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner