Ram's head

Greek
Late Classical Period
probably 4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 039; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 23 x 32.5 cm (9 1/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8194

Medium or Technique

Marble, from the Greek island of Paros

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The ears have been made too large and should lie back against the horns with the opening to the front. The horns should lie close to the sides of the head, as the re-worked fleece indicates. The eyelids have been patched with plaster. The eyes were inserted.

Scientific Analysis:

University of South Florida Lab No. 8402: Isotope ratios - delta13C +5.1 / delta18O -3.5,

Attribution - Paros 1. Justification - C and O isotopes, medium grain, Attic style

Provenance

By date unknown: according to L. D. Caskey, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Sculpture, p. 88: Found near Acqua Traversa; by 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome (Palazzo Corvisieri).); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund