Early Classical Period
about 460–450 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 059; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height x length: 14.8 x 13.9 cm (5 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)
The goat is cast hollow, with one rather large hole in front of the hind legs. The tip of the left horn is missing. Green patina.
By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. Said to have been brought from Milan & to have been found on a bank of the Po near Turin.) [Note, however, that Sieveking in Bronzen . . . Loeb said the piece was found in the Val d'Aosta]; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund