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The handle is formed into a series of waterleaves descending to tiny volutes. Below this, there is a dog's head in frontal view and, directly beneath, the mask of a young Triton. The Triton has eyes of silver, inlaid. Brownish green patina.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris from a Neapolitan dealer, as he owned it in common with another Neapolitan it will be from South Italy probably.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 461; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 125 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

99.473

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels