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Candelabrum base decorated with figures of Nike

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The sculptured compositions of each side of this triangular base are identical. A figure of Nike or Victoria, winged, wearing a long chiton with short overfold, flies down from the left to the right and pours a libation from a ewer or oinochoe onto a flat plate. This design is set in a series of...

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Provenance

By 1914: with Galerie Helbig, Sammlung von antiken Glasern, Terrakotten, Marmor Skulpturen und Bronzen aus dem Besitze von Fr. D. Kirchner-Schwarz, Beirut (June 22-23, 1914); by 1936: loaned to MFA by Miss Mary C. Wheelwright; bequest of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright to MFA, October 8, 1959

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Roman, Early Imperial Period, Augustan, about 31 B.C.–A.D. 14

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 300; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.687

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture