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Animal with lamb in mouth

Boeotian, 6th century BC
Terracotta and brown colour.
H 7.4 cm

Figure of a highly stylized crouching animal – probably a bear, decorated with brown bands. It sits upright with its forelegs on its hind legs. It probably holds a lamb in its mouth. Unbroken; muzzle of the crouching animal and lower left hind leg of the lamb missing; muzzle, left ear and hooves of the lamb chipped.


The British Museum number: 1909,0616.2


German private collection H. W. (1931-2018), acquired prior to December 1991 on the German art market.

Accompanied by an IADAA Interpol search certificate.

€ 3.500