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Statuette of girl holding a bird

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The seated girl with a pet bird has a pudgy face, neck and limbs. Her head is slightly tilted, looking right, with incised eyes, strong features, hair knotted and rolled over forehead, strands incised, tendrils over neck. Her right hand is outstretched, holding the bird; her left hand rests on...

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By date unknown: with Royal-Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022; purchased by MFA from Royal-Athena Galleries, May 25, 1994

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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


Height about 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World