Wagon attachment, possibly a pole fitting

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 4.8 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.654.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Transportation

Hollow cylinder with flared edges. It has a silver appliqué of Eros carrying a vessel and two silver appliqués with a helmeted bust, possibly Athena.

Provenance

By 2005, Torkom Demirjian (dealer), Ariadne Galleries, New York; 2008, gift of Torkom Demirjian to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Torkom Demirjian in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976–2004