Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 171.
Height x length: 5.2 x 5.5 cm (2 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This appears to be a decoration for attachment to an object. A crouching (Abyssinian) lioness, with forepaw raised, is resting on the head of an ass. This is set on a rectangular, molded pedestal.
The color is brassy. The bottom of the pedestal is hollow, and a large tang fills the middle, extending below the lower molding.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution