Wolf-Head Barge Fixture

Wolf-Head Barge Fixture

1-200

Bronze

Overall: 21.9 x 16.8 cm (8 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1985.51

Description

This snarling wolf head is closely similar to others that were attached to a luxurious pleasure barge moored on a lake near Rome. The ship was designed as a floating platform for elaborate, hedonistic parties.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze

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