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Flying Bird

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Bird with wings spread and three legs. Traces of black and red. Handle on back.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, 600–480 B.C.

Dimensions

6.1 x 8.6 cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.138

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture