Griffin with the wheel of Nemesis

Roman
Imperial Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 173; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.645

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A griffin is seated, with his raised right paw and foreleg placed on a wheel with four spokes. The figure is set on an oval plinth. The tip of the left wing and a small segment of the plinth have been restored. Even, light green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Jerome M. Eisenberg, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York 10021 (said to come from Egypt); gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg