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The three feet are in the form of lion's paws, and there is a crouching lion on each. On the cover, Dionysos, satyrs and maenads. On the body, a camp scene with various activities, and a vista of a young man clutching or carrying a child and being pursued by two Furies, while a woman (asleep or...

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From Palestrina ?? according to MFA records: purchased by Edward Perry Warren in Rome on the Piazza Barberini in 1889; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, October 17, 1893

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Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 523; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).


Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World