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In the bronze top, rams' heads face each other after joining in a square knot and forming a loop which springs from a lotus palmette above two turned knobs with a tubular shaft between. The iron shaft or rod extends from this. The iron shaft is badly corroded and the bronze top is somewhat...

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By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 598, partial); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 646; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).


Length: 39.3 cm (15 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World