Greek Canosan pottery doveG152
A votive hollow pottery figure of a dove retaining traces of white pigment around the head. The dove was a symbol of love in the ancient Greek world.
Greek, South Italian colonies of Canosa, 4th or early 3rd Century BC
8 x 10.1 cms
Intact apart from losses to surface pigments
Ex. private collection, Chambery, France; inherited and passed down through the same family since the late 19th Century