Spout in the form of a panther's head
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 666; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).
Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The animal’s mouth is wide open, and the ears are turned back. The face is framed by leaf-shaped locks. A replica, of less good casting, is in the Museo Archeologico in Venice. Brown patina.
By date unknown: Forman Collection; Forman Sale (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, London, Part II, July 2-5, 1900, lot unknown; 1900: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution