Figure of a bird

Greek
Geometric Period
about 725 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 010A.

Dimensions

Height: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.413

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

There is a hole, vertically, through the neck for suspension and parallel rows of incised straight lines on the neck, body and tail. The bill is elongated. Straight and zigzag lines are incised on the top of the stand with open spirals on the sides. The stamp on the base is snake-like design. Green and blackish patina.

Provenance

By 1966: with Dr. Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, Switzerland; date unknown: purchased from Dr. Leo Mildenberg by Mr. and Mrs. John Dane, Jr.; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Dane, Jr. to MFA, June 8, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Dane, Jr.