Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Reclining lion

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C. or later


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 433A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1035

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This lion appears to have formed the attachment to the top of a vessel, for there are holes through his paws and (horizontally) through his tail. The fleecy circles of his mane, as well as his jutting face, characterize him as work of the post-Archaic period. Green patina.

Provenance

Said to come from Istanbul. 1967, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner