10 December 2004
A GREEK BRONZE DEER
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Striding with the right legs advanced on an integral base, the plump figure, probably a doe, with alert triangular ears, the eyes, nostrils and mouth incised, preserving lead around the base for attachment to a larger plinth
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
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A.S. Walker, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part III, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 228 (said to be from Metapontum).
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