Figurine of an eagle

Roman
Late Republic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 164.

Dimensions

6.2 x 5.9 cm (2 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.621

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The wings are outstretched. The shape of the head and the pose are almost like a Mediaeval ampulla or pulpit ornament. Dull gray-green coating, with hard, earthy deposit.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation