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Spout in the form of a panther's head

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The animal's mouth is wide open, and the ears are turned back. The face is framed by leaf-shaped locks. A replica, of less good casting, is in the Museo Archeologico in Venice. Brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Forman Collection; Forman Sale (Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, London, Part II, July 2-5, 1900, lot unknown}; 1900: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 666; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7519

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels