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Two girls on a brick-shaped base, facing each other. A spitz-dog in front; a bird sitting on a spherical object behind. Said to be from Capup or Cumae.


By date unknown: said to be in the Gréau Collection; by 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Capua ? Cumae?; H. Hoffmann Collection, Hôtel Drouot auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection, May 13-14, 1899, lot 128 [said to have been found at Capua]; by date unknown: Sir Gibson Carmichael Collection; purchased from Sir Gibson Carmichael by E. P. Warren); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, South Italian,

Place of Manufacture

Capua or Cumae, Italy


Height: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.); depth (of base): 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); 0.05 H. of base

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World