Boar, from the rim or shoulder of a large, circular vessel (lebes?)

Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 434; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Length (max.): 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


On View

Archaic Greece Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



On a thin, narrow, slightly curved band from the rim or shoulder of a large circular vessel, a boar is at bay. The bristles are indicated by fine incised lines. The curved band has broken away between front and hind feet. Fine, hard green patina.


By 1895: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome in 1895; said to come from the marshes of Ancona with 10.163); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution