Foot of a cista
1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 457; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).
Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Foot of a cista. The head and wings of a winged lion, with its tongue hanging out, emerge from a calyx, which ends in a lion’s leg and paw. Hard green and brown patina; traces of dirt.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Savona); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund