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The animal is crouching with his head turned slightly to the right. He wrinkles his snout, and his teeth are bared in a gentle snarl. His mane is expressed in series of flamelike tufts, each distinct row carved in an alternate direction, and a ridge of fur or hair starts down the center of the...

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Probably 1934: Brummer Collection (said to be from the Athens Market, about 1934); by 1965: with Mrs. Ella Brummer, 11 East 68th Street, New York 21; purchased by MFA from Mrs. Ella Brummer, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 390 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 076; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Height x length: 43 x 122 cm (16 15/16 x 48 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic


The Ancient World