Oceanus (perhaps an attachment for a wagon)

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
Early 3rd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 071.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 8 x 6 x 8 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.340

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Lobster claws spring from the forehead of the personification of the ocean, who holds a jar of flowing water and strokes a sea monster.

Provenance

By 1986: with Robert Haber, 16 West 23rd Street, New York 10010 (said to have come from Spain and from a private Swiss collection); purchased by MFA from Robert Haber, September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund