6 May 2015
COLOMBE EN TERRE CUITE
ITALIE DU SUD, CIRCA IVEME-IIIEME SIECLE AVANT J.C.
Reposant sur deux courtes pattes, plumage des ailes et de la queue détaillé, restes d'engobe blanc
Largeur: 17.5 cm. (6 7/8 in.)
Léon Rodrigues-Ely (1924-1973), Marseille, France.
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A SOUTH ITALIAN TERRACOTTA DOVE, CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
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