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Griffin fighting a horse

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A horse to left and griffin to right fighting face to face. Yellow paint well preserved, and traces of gilding. Missing: forelegs and hind quarter of horse; lower part of hind legs of griffin. Through the griffin's shoulder is a hole for attachment.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C (auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2 - 5, 1900, lot 191 [including MFA 01.7969 - 01.7980]); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian,

Accession Number

01.7977

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture