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Wagon attachment, possibly a pole fitting

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Hollow cylinder with flared edges. It has a silver appliqué of Eros carrying a vessel and two silver appliqués with a helmeted bust, possibly Athena.

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 91.6.2005); 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.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 4.8 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.654.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze and silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Transportation