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Eight wagon attachments

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Eight wagon attachments: one circular attachment with a hexagonal knob; two hexagonal knobs; two possible hitches; and three hollow cylinders. The piece illustrated here is decorated with four silver appliqués: a nude male figure carrying two vessels atop the hexagonal knob; and three images of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Spanish private collection; 1938: acquired by the Benzaquen family, Gibraltar, thence by descent to I. S. Benzaquen, P.O. Box 428, 295 Main Street, Gibraltar; 1988: sold by I. S. Benzaquen to a German private collection; 2002: acquired from a German private collection by Torkom Demirjian, Ariadne Galleries, Inc., 970 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021, January 25, 2002; 2005-2008: lent by Torkom Demirjian to MFA (as L-G 91.1.2005); 2008: gift of Torkom Demirjian to MFA, September 17, 2008

Credit Line

Gift of Torkom Demirjian in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976–2004

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

Accession Number

2008.654.1-8

Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Transportation