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Support for a basin

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The support curves out and down to a lug and a foot. On the horizontal section is the figure of a horse, with pig snout and serrated mane. Somewhat crusty green patina.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman

Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing Period, 8th–7th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 506.

Dimensions

Length: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22.728

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels