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Ram, probably from the handle of a hydria (water- jug)

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The legs are folded underneath. The head is in the round and the body in hollow relief. Details are incised on the body. There is a hole for attachment on the right side of the neck, another on the haunch. Dark green patina. This fragment appears to belong to a workshop at Capua.


By date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, February 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Greek, South Italian, Archaic Period, about 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Probably from Capua, Campania, South Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 417.


Length: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World