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Lion's head waterspout

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A section of upper molding remains, with a fillet and flat top. Otherwise, the head is broken on all edges, around the lion's head and mane. The form of this lion's head is conventional to Greek sculpture from the fourth century B.C. into the Roman imperial period. This example from the sima...

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Provenance

From Athens or mainland Greece and/or the Aegean islands (?).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 303.

Dimensions

Height: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.445

Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline Greek, probably from Attica

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture