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Statuette of Nike seated

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A Statuette of Nike seated on a pile of rocks. Her right arm around the neck of a deer standing beside her; only the fore part of the deer modeled; the horns gone. Beside the deer a winged genius; the goddess holds another in her lap. The legs of the deer and of the larger genius, and parts of the...

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Provenance

By 1886: said to have been found at Cervetri; by 1888: with Pennelli; purchased by R. Lanciani from Pennelli; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $491.89 (this is the total purchase price for MFA 88.346–530)

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Dimensions

23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.238 H.

Accession Number

88.353

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture