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This waterbird has a flat, spoon billl and a flaring tail with serrations to indicate feathers. There are pairs of incised lines behind the head and (V-shaped) just before the tail. Similar pairs of wedge-shaped incisions define the feet.. Green and blackish patina. Votive offering probably...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Dr. Leo Mildenberg Collection, c/o Bank Leu & Co., A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; gift of Dr. Leo Mildenberg to MFA, December 14, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Leo Mildenberg

Greek, Geometric Period, about 750–700 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 009.

Dimensions

Height x length: 2.4 x 2.8 cm (15/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.972

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture