Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Protome: lion's head

Roman
Imperial Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 126.

Dimensions

Width x length: 4.5 x 3.4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1031

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lion’s head, high relief. The head is hollow, the mane spreading around the neck to form a flange. Probably a boss for a metal surface, such as a cuirass.

Provenance

1972, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner, West Barnstable, MA to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner