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Statuette of a Genius, wearing modius, holding a cornucopia and offering a libation from a patera, at a flaming altar at his right leg, The statuette has a metal ring behind and has been mounted on a spearpoint (?), (for placement in a tomb).

Provenance

By unknown dates: said to have been found at Faijorum Oasis and to have been in Blanchard's Museum, Cairo; before 1964: with Spink and Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W.1; by 1964: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (loaned to MFA as 104.64); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, May 10, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, Tetrarchic, Late 3rd or early 4th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 069.

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.374

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture