Requires Photography

Fragment of antefix

Italic, Etrusco-Latin
Late Republican Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

33.2 x 27.4 cm (13 1/16 x 10 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.332 H. 0.274 W.

Accession Number

89.10

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Lower part of antefix only. A standing, draped figure with extended forearms, each holding the paw of a rampant leopard or panther. Strong remains of color, red, yellow, and black.

Provenance

June or July 1888, discovered on the banks of the Tiber, Rome, opposite the Isola Tiberna on the Trastevere side and acquired by Rodolfo Lanciani, Rome (said by Lanciani to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation