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Statuette of Elephant and Rider

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A figure on an elephant. The rider carries a long object, like a thyrsus. Rudely modeled.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Roman Republican Period,

Dimensions

Height: 12.9 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.559

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture