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Bird figurine

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Modern work in the style of Early MInoan III. Bird resembling a partridge or dove, carved in relief on thin piece of ivory; deep groove indicating wing and shallower incisions (parallels) represent feathers. On long base over which tail extends. Bottom of base incised with zig-zags.

Provenance

By 1965: with Tassos Zoumboulakis, Athens; purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis, December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund and Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Modern, Modern,

Dimensions

3.8 x 0.5 cm (1 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1682

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture