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Animal group

A quadruped stands, holding a little ram in her (?) long, griffin-like mouth. Pierced above the shoulders; tail bent in. Greenish patina, corroded.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th–early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 216.

Accession Number

22.710

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture