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Relief with two eagles

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This monument is a freestanding entity, but it could have formed part of a larger architectural unit, a commemorative or funerary setting. Two eagles are presented in the heraldic pose widely circulated in the eastern Mediterranean on coins of the Ptolemies of Egypt and the Seleucids of Syria....

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Provenance

Said to be from Syria and to have been acquired in Beirut; by 1967: with Milhem Bilem, Byblos; 1967: purchased by Richard R. Wagner from Milhem Bilem; loaned by Richard R. Wagner to MFA, April 26, 1967 as 72.67; gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Roman Provincial, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, about 50 B.C.–A.D. 130

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 294; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 55 x 52 x 8 cm (21 5/8 x 20 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.582

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture