Statuette of a deer nursing her fawn
8th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 003; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 150.
Height: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.); depth: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The deer is nursing the fawn. A bird is perched on the back of the former. Small, concentric circles are incised on the animals’ bodies and on the deer’s horns; her eye is a similar circle. On the under side of the base, a maeander. Dark, olive patina with slight corrosion.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from the Kabirion, Thebes); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund