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Ancient Art

Fulcrum from a couch with Dionysus’ head and head of a dog

150–100 B.C.

Bronze

10.2 × 13.2 × 3.5 cm (4 × 5 3/16 × 1 3/8 in.)
Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund
1966.105
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Sotheby London, June 13, 1966, lot 154; Arcade Gallery, London; Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, 1973; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Noble Simplicity and Silent Greatness: Neoclassical Art 1700–1900, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1991), 21, no. 58.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 266, ill.

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 149–150, no. 89, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.