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Protome: lion's head

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Lion's head, high relief. The head is hollow, the mane spreading around the neck to form a flange. Probably a boss for a metal surface, such as a cuirass.

Provenance

By 1972: Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner to MFA, December 13, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner

Roman, Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 126.

Dimensions

Width x length: 4.5 x 3.4 cm (1 3/4 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1031

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels