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Head of a dog

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The hound's head is straining forward with the ears curled back, neck terminating in a collar. The head and neck were made as a fitting for a circular, tubular shaft. Hollow cast; brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 091; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.189

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture