Head of a dog

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 091; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.189

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The hound’s head is straining forward with the ears curled back, neck terminating in a collar. The head and neck were made as a fitting for a circular, tubular shaft. Hollow cast; brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes