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Oceanus (perhaps an attachment for a wagon)

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Lobster claws spring from the forehead of the personification of the ocean, who holds a jar of flowing water and strokes a sea monster.

Provenance

By 1986: with Robert Haber, 16 West 23rd Street, New York 10010 (said to have come from Spain and from a private Swiss collection); purchased by MFA from Robert Haber, September 17, 1986

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Early 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 071.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 8 x 6 x 8 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.340

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture