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Eagle with wings spread

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The wings are spread. Underneath the stomach there is an iron peg that probably fitted into a lid or pole. Dark green patina with earth encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Roman or Byzantine, Late Antique Period, about A.D. 400 or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 167; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1183

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture