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Leda and the swan

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Leda clasps swan against right side. Boiotian style. Pigment:Light brown on hair; black on eyes and brows; red on lips and on swan's bill. White slip.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Boiotia, Late Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7879

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture