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W1161

W1161

Stone sculptured boy with bird, painted face. 21.8cm high. Late Period-Graeco Roman. For other depictions of boys with birds see Ridgway (2006). It is possible that the bird held by the boy is actually a toy, representing innocence (see EC25 for a possible toy bird).

 

Further Reading

 

 

Ridgway, B.S. 2006. The boy strangling the goose. Genre figure or mythological symbol. The American Journal of Archaeology 110/4 p 643-648

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