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Three addorsed seated figures, personifications of rivers, support basins on central shaft from which water flowed to large scalloped basin supported by free-standing tails of four addorsed dolphins.

Provenance

Francesco Romano, Florence; 1959, sold by Romano to the MFA for $1500. (Accession date: September 17, 1959)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund

Italian, Renaissance, about 1550

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

33.66 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.521

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture