Statuette of winged girl holding dove

Greek, South Italian (Canosa)
Hellenistic
late 4th or early 3rd century


Dimensions

27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.913

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of winged girl holding a dove in her left hand. She leans with left elbow on a pillar. Winged females from Canosa might represent Nike, Victory, but the presence of the dove reflects the influence of Aphrodisian iconography.

Draped from below breasts; wears earrings and wreath. Remains of color.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: From Naples); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900