Figurine of four sheep

Greek
Geometric Period
about 800–700 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 004; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 7 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

58.1189

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze.The sheep are mounted side by side on a thin rectangular frame with one cross bar running between the two middle sheep. Behind the frame there is a T-shaped extension. Dark green patina with spots of light green corrosion.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Elie Borowski, 84 Rheingasse, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Elie Borowski, December 11, 1958, for $ 1,400.00

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund