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Winged female figure wearing crown. Her upper body is draped, but lower body develops into foliage. She is flanked by rampant lions. Variegated reddish-yellow.

Provenance

By 1888: with R. Lanciani (said to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Italic, Etrusco-Latin, Late Republican Period, 2nd century B.C.

Dimensions

41.1 x 37.2 cm (16 3/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.411 H. 0.372 W.

Accession Number

89.9

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements