Wagon attachment, possibly for securing the end of a shaft

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


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.8 x 5 x 6.5 cm (2 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.654.7

Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Transportation

Possibly an attachment for holding one end of a shaft in place. Open-ended box, a pin attached perpendicular to the back. Decorated with three silver appliqués of Eros.

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