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This animal is the reversed companion to object no. 61.130, and he was probably placed to the left in the architectural setting of the tomb, creating an addorsed pair of beasts. His head is larger, his paws are heavier,and his body appears to be shorter than that of his counterpart. He was...

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By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (presumably from Vulci); December 1963: purchased by Horace L. Mayer from Hesperia Art; loaned by Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 23, 1963; gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 26, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 560 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 388; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 116 (additional published references).


Height x length: 68 x 78 cm (26 3/4 x 30 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World