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Panther-Head Armrest Decoration from a Couch
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Panther-Head Armrest Decoration from a Couch


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Description The detail, three-dimensionality, and realism of the animal's expression distinguish this as the work of a Hellenistic artist. The panther was associated with Dionysus, and knotted around its neck is a garland of grapes and ivy leaves, attributes of the god.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/05/1962Treatmentcleaned; other
6/24/1976Treatmentcleaned; other
4/20/1983Treatmentcleaned; coated; other
4/21/1983Treatmentcleaned
6/17/1983Treatmentcleaned
11/01/1988Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Designed for Use: Ancient Industrial Arts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2nd-1st century BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.710
Measurements
5 9/16 x 4 3/8 x 4 11/16 in. (14.2 x 11.1 x 11.9 cm)
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