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Foot of a cista

Foot of a cista. The head and wings of a winged lion, with its tongue hanging out, emerge from a calyx, which ends in a lion's leg and paw. Hard green and brown patina; traces of dirt.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Savona); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 457; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World