University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-2-72
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 300-399 AD
Early Date: 300
Late Date: 399
Height: 4cm
Width: 1.7cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number266 - Collector NumberL-2-274 - Other Number


Bronze finial: dove. Dark brown patina with traces of red and green. Dove stands with its head thrown back and its bill open. Legs are shown as a single triangular pedestal. The bird's wings are stippled. Eyes are formed by a dot surrounded by a groove. It wears a molded collar decorated with vertical grooves and a kind of pendant hanging down on the front.


[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 58, no. 197, pl. 22View Objects cited in this Publication
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 229-230, no. 234; p. 374, fig. 167View Objects cited in this Publication

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