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Applique: head of a panther

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Green patina. The head is hollowed for fitting to a piece of furniture. Spots are indicated by incised circles, and rough lines delineate the wrinkles of the nose and the hair of the ruff below the ears.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (d. 1887), purchased in Florence; Horace L. Mayer Collection, by 1956; gift of Horace L. Mayer, 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 667.

Dimensions

Length: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

56.1267

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture