Spout in the form of a panther's head

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 666; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7519

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The animal’s mouth is wide open, and the ears are turned back. The face is framed by leaf-shaped locks. A replica, of less good casting, is in the Museo Archeologico in Venice. Brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Forman Collection; Forman Sale (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, London, Part II, July 2-5, 1900, lot unknown; 1900: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution