|HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA OWL
Hand-modelled, standing on an integral plinth,
its wings held closely behind, overlapping the tail feathers,
the triangular head with pinched beak and large circular eyes, the feathers of the wings incised.
2rd-1st Century BC
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.)
Ex Leo Mildenberg collection, Basel; J.M.E. collection,
New York, acquired at Christie’s New York, December 2004.
Published: A. Kozloff, D. Mitten, and M. Sguaitamatti,
More Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part II, 1986, no. 109