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The central part of the tree trunk remains behind; the tail (now missing) was visible at the left side. The head was refastened in antiquity by a dowel which was leaded through a pour-channel from the right side of the neck. The surfaces, with some patina and denting here and there, are...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 170; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from Carrara in northwest Italy


The Ancient World