Genius

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period, Tetrarchic
Late 3rd or early 4th century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 069.

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.374

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a Genius, wearing modius, holding a cornucopia and offering a libation from a patera, at a flaming altar at his right leg, The statuette has a metal ring behind and has been mounted on a spearpoint (?), (for placement in a tomb).

Provenance

By unknown dates: said to have been found at Faijorum Oasis and to have been in Blanchard's Museum, Cairo; before 1964: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W.1; by 1964: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (loaned to MFA as 104.64); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, May 10, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III