Leda and the swan

Greek, Boiotia
Late Classical Period
4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7879

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Leda clasps swan against right side. Boiotian style. Pigment:Light brown on hair; black on eyes and brows; red on lips and on swan’s bill. White slip.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution