Pair of bronze cista (toiletries box) feet with panthers attacking cranes, Bronze, Praenestine

Pair of bronze cista (toiletries box) feet with panthers attacking cranes

Period:
Late Classical-Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Praenestine
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.113.1, .2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The attachments on these lion's-paw feet show a panther attacking a crane.
de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.46, p. 207, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.