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Ancient Greek Terracotta Eros Riding Dolphin  Published

Ancient Greek Terracotta Eros Riding Dolphin Published

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1199559

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Ancient Greek terracotta figure from southern Italy. Found in a Daunian tomb, dating to the mid 4th century BC. Sweet little ancient terracotta votive in the form of Eros riding a dolphin; Eros with wind-swept wings flowing behind him as he clutches onto the back of the dolphin. Part of a 209 piece collection of ancient pottery featured in the book, "The Farwell Collection" published in 1953 by Franklin P. Johnson, University of Chicago art historian and archaeologist. Byron Farwell was a young Army captain stationed in Italy during WW II, and pieces presented in this book were personally excavated by him in 1944/45 in Ordonia, Italy.

Piece stands just over 3"H x 4-1/4"W x 1-1/4"D, minor chipping with overall surface wear, else very good. Piece looks much better than photo captures.

Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection.