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Painted funerary candelabrum, in Corinthian style. A gorgon in red and black on each of the three sides, legs ending in plastic animal feet. Palmettes on lower neck, tongue pattern on neck just under rim. Broken at mid-neck and repaired.

Provenance

By 1958: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; 1962: with Sotheby, London (Sotheby auction, March 5, 1962, lot 120 [unsold]); purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. at date unknown after the Sotheby auction by K. J. Hewett, Ltd., 173 New Bond Street, London W. 1, England; purchased by MFA from K. J. Hewett, Ltd., March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, early 6th century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.395

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture