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Faucet in the form of an ape's head

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The animal's head emerges from a circular "shield," with a section of offset molding, making the head and neck into a form of imago clypeata. A spout protrudes from the open mouth, and the remains of the tap's handle run from the molding forming a hat on the head to the corresponding area at...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Jerome M. Eisenberg, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York 10021; gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg

Greco-Roman, Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 664.

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.644

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels