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Relief with Leto, Apollo, and Python

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The relief is carved into the carving surface of the bone. Leto, wearing a peplos, rushes to her right and holds a nude baby with long hair against her belly with her right hand. She looks back to her left and raises her left arm as a giant snake rises up behind her. The snake's body is covered...

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Provenance

By December 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, CH-4002 Basel (Sonderliste O, no. 61); May 3, 1973: purchased by Ariel Herrmann from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G.; gift of Ariel Herrmann to MFA, December 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Ariel Herrmann in memory of Ellen Callmann

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); width: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.785

Medium or Technique

Bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture