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Sarcophagus fragment: forepart of a griffin

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The relatively thin slab is broken on the right and bottom edges. It appears to have been cut fairly evenly on the top, above the fillet molding, and equally possibly beyond the similar vertical enframement at the left, into which the animal's forepaws (and the waves) protrude. The surfaces are...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, about A.D. 225–275

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 272.

Dimensions

24 x 23 cm (9 7/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.731

Medium or Technique

Stone, marble from western Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi