Marble Relief With A Young Girl Holding Doves

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jan 11 2016 - Jul 10 2016

An exquisite Greek marble relief of a young girl holding a pair of doves is on loan to the Getty Villa from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

Dating from about 450 B.C., the relief served as the grave marker for the little girl, who is shown in a moment of tenderness as she cradles her pets. Since its discovery on the Greek island of Paros in 1785, the sculpture has been praised for its charming composition and delicate carving, which makes good use of the translucent, white marble found on the island.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Sculpture
  • European
  • Ancient
  • Greek / Roman

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