User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Reclining river god

Start collecting

The back of the figure was rather roughly worked. The areas and details which are preserved have been considerably damaged and worn. The urn was pierced through to the back, making the small statue a fountain figure to be seen in or against a niche. The river-god reclines on his left side and...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection (presumably from Rome); gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 211.


18.5 x 30.5 cm (7 5/16 x 12 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy


The Ancient World