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Dragon

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Tortuous body, scaled neck upright, mouth open showing tongue. Right elbow raised as foot rests on tail, which is curled under near haunches with cone-shaped pricket (?) above.

Provenance

1934, John Hunt (b. 1900 - d. 1976), London and Dublin; 1934, sold by Hunt to the Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P11038); May 12, 1949, Brummer sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 358, to the MFA for $180 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: May 12, 1949) NOTES: [1] This was purchased together with MFA accession no. 49.479.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Eurasian, Medieval, 12th–13th century

Object Place

Eurasia

Dimensions

11.43 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.478

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture