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Parts of a cauldron: three griffin-heads and section of rim

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The three heads have incised scale pattern with greenish patina. Griffin C has tips of ears and tongue broken off; the neck was broken and has been joined to the head. The cauldron fragment (D) is heavily encrusted. Remarkable for the cleanness of their finishing and casting, these griffin...

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By date unknown: with Charles L. Morley, 25 East 83rd Street, New York 28 (said to be from Rome Art Market); purchased by MFA from Charles L. Morley, February 9, 1950, for $ 7,000.00

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Greek, East Greek, Orientalizing Period, about 7th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 407; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height x length: 17.8 x 37 cm (7 x 14 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World