Ram, probably from the handle of a hydria (water- jug)

Greek, South Italian
Archaic Period
about 6th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: South Italy, Campania, Probably from Capua

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 417.

Dimensions

Length: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.188

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The legs are folded underneath. The head is in the round and the body in hollow relief. Details are incised on the body. There is a hole for attachment on the right side of the neck, another on the haunch. Dark green patina. This fragment appears to belong to a workshop at Capua.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes