Deaccessioned September 24, 2015
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 4th century B.C. or later
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 433A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).
Length: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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.
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)
Gift of Richard R. Wagner