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Statuette of winged girl holding dove

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Statuette of winged girl holding a dove in her left hand. She leans with left elbow on a pillar. Winged females from Canosa might represent Nike, Victory, but the presence of the dove reflects the influence of Aphrodisian iconography. Draped from below breasts; wears earrings and wreath....

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: From Naples); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, South Italian (Canosa), Hellenistic, late 4th or early 3rd century

Dimensions

27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.913

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture