Goat

Greek
Classical Period
about 460–450


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 059; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 14.8 x 13.9 cm (5 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.491

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The goat is cast hollow, with one rather large hole in front of the hind legs. The tip of the left horn is missing. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. Said to have been brought from Milan & to have been found on a bank of the Po near Turin.) [Note, however, that Sieveking in Bronzen . . . Loeb said the piece was found in the Val d'Aosta]; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund