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Statuette of a Dove

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Terracotta dove. Tip of left wing and point of beak gone. Legs missing. Said to be from Cerveteri.

Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, late 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm (3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

88.363

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture