Statuette of a pair of wolves with a young ram, frontal view

Statuette of a pair of wolves with a young ram, oblique side view, from th...

Statuette of a pair of wolves with a young ram, oblique side view, from th...

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Title: Statuette of a pair of wolves with a young ram
Context: From Tanagra
Findspot: Found at Tanagra
Summary: A pair of wolves holding a young ram in their mouths
Material: Terracotta
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Single monument
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 525 BC - ca. 500 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.045 m; L. 0.073 m
Scale: Miniature
Region: Boeotia
Period: Late Archaic


Subject Description: On a thin rectangular base stand two wolves, side by side, holding a young ram (with curly horns behind his ears), on its left side, in their mouths.

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: Intact; the white slip surface on the base and ram, and yellow slip on the wolves, has worn off somewhat.

Material Description: Light brown terracotta

Collection History: Acquired by the Louvre in 1891.

Sources Used: Mollard-Besques 1954, 21, cat. B 123 (with previous bibliography), pl. 16