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Reclining river god

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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...

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Provenance

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

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 211.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

76.716

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture