Figurine of Triton

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
about late 6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 214.

Dimensions

Height x length x width: 4.1 x 8.3 x 2.3 cm (1 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7508

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Triton is bearded, with his human portion upright and his fish body undulating behind. He was supported on a base by an attachment at the bottom. Right arm broken off at the elbow, left hand at the wrist, also one tail fin. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution