APULIA, TWO TERRACOTTA DOVES

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APULIA, TWO TERRACOTTA DOVES

Seated with closed wings in relief and broad feathered tail; polychrome decoration on body of blue and red colours. Hole in base served as ornament on large funeral vases.

Ex priv. coll. A. R., Netherlands, acq. from Ars Antigua 2000; hereafter, coll. G. R. Netherlands inherited.
Dim. 7,2 x 15 cm. Intact.

Canosa, 4th – 3rd cent. BC

Cf. A.P. Kozloff, Animals in Ancient Art, Cleveland 1981, no. 151

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