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There is a hole, vertically, through the body. Double bands (lines) are incised on the neck and the back just before the fantail. There are double chevrons on the lower outsides of the legs. Dark green patina. Votive offering, probably connected with the sanctuary of Zeus at Pherai.

Provenance

By 1966: with Dr. Leo Mildenberg, c/o Bank Leu, Zurich, Switzerland; on a revised sale invoice in 1967 from Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland the piece was said to come from Thessaly; December 9, 1967: purchased from Bank Leu AG by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift to MFA by Mary B. Comstock, December 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Greek, Geometric Period, about 750–700 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 009A.

Dimensions

Height x length: 2.6 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

67.1024

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture