Statuette of Elephant and Rider
Roman Republican Period
Height: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A figure on an elephant. The rider carries a long object, like a thyrsus. Rudely modeled.
By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation