Protome of a boar, probably from a situla
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 478.
Length 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze head of a boar, with one foreleg attached at the throat; the bristles are represented by small incisions. There are three holes for attachment in the circular base. Probably from a situla (covered container). Dark green patina.
By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 1959: purchased from Münzen und Medaillen by Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr.; gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr. to MFA, December 10, 1959
Gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr.