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Protome: lion's head

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Solid and therefore heavy. The worn surface of the inside of the mouth indicates that it once held a metal ring. Probably an architectural ornament.

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. 127.

Dimensions

Length: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.); diameter 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1032

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

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