Statuette of a Dove
late 3rd–2nd century B.C.
Overall: 9.8 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm (3 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Terracotta dove. Tip of left wing and point of beak gone. Legs missing. Said to be from Cerveteri.
December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)
NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.