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The form is that of an inverted pyramid with a square base, having several rows of small bosses and an acorn-shaped finial. Above, there is a head of a monster with open mouth. Much corroded. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 4, 1890

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 254.

Dimensions

Length x width: 1.6 x 4 cm (5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.185

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs