È in prestito al Getty Museum in questi giorni un capolavoro della scultura classica di un fascino e una grazia commoventi. La condividiamo con piacere assieme alla esemplare illustrazione degli autori del Blog del museo californiano.
A Young Girl Holding Doves, about 450 B.C., Greek. Parian marble, 31 ¾ in. high. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27.45. Fletcher Fund, 1927.
Sometimes Greek sculpture startles with its beauty and poignancy. This marble relief with a young girl holding a pair of doves, dating from about 450 B.C., is such a work. Currently on loan to the Getty Villa from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the sculpture immediately impresses us with its charm and grace. The girl is very young, perhaps only five or six years old judging from her small stature, large head, and plump arms.