User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Table support (trapezophorus)

Start collecting

This large support, part perhaps of a monument in a temple or other public building, is of the conventional type, lion's head above and paw below. The central section of the leg is now missing. The ensemble was probably carved in the early Roman imperial period and has numerous parallels,...

Show Full Description


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); from the lower town, above the theater. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Roman Provincial,


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)


66.1 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble from northwest Asia Minor


The Ancient World