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Rein guide for a chariot with a scene of the battle of the gods and giants

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A rein guide for a chariot has a scene of the battle of the gods and the giants. An enriched plinth and rocky mountain support a gate tower in which stand a goddess (Selene or Diana Lucifera, with crescent and veil over her head) and a male figure (Helios or Sol), repelling the attacks of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edwrd Perry Warren (bought in London and said to have been in the collection of Sir J. C. Robinson); March 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 200

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 671; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.983

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related