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A stag, seated on his haunches, raises one foreleg at a dog which is barking at him. Only the head and one forepaw of the dog remain. Below, a band of rosettes.

Provenance

By 1888: with Anselmo Gasparini (said to have been discovered in the gardens of Caesar); purchased by R. Lanciani from Anselmo Gasparini; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Arretine Pottery (MFA), no. 097.

Dimensions

Height x length: 6.6 x 5.9 cm (2 5/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.599

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Arretine ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels