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Mother and child figurine
Rhodes, Greece
Classical Period, mid-5th century BCE
H: 13; W: 3.8 cm
Bequest of Sam Levy, Lisbon
Accession number: 2004.47.62
The chief aim of marriage was to produce a male child, who could inherit the family property.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir