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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.


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

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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


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

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The Ancient World