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Limestone group of two doves

Period:
Classical ?
Date:
480–310 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 4 x 5 2/4 x 1 3/4 in. (10.2 x 14.0 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2665
Not on view
Two small doves stand face to face, their beaks touching. There is black and red paint on their wings.

Two small doves stand face to face, their beaks touching. There is black and red paint on their wings.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. LXXX.527, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1152, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 377, p. 277, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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