Left knee of a statue
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 222; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).
Height (as correctly poised) x length (max. on a diagonal): 16.5 x 18.5 cm (6 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, white and black, seemingly from western Asia Minor. Probably from Göktepe in Caria.
Not On View
There are breaks (for supports?) on the area just above the kneecap. The surfaces are chipped here and there but are generally in very good condition. The kneecap and start of the thigh are draped in an animal’s skin, the two small paws being knotted on the outer front. The marble has been worked so as to render most of the skin in black and all of the flesh in white.
Presumably from Greece, the islands, or western Asia Minor.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson