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Jonah Marbles
These sculptures, known as The Jonah Marbles, may all share a common origin. The group was purportedly unearthed together from a large pithos, or jar. The original find-spot remains unknown. Other reasons for believing the sculptures belonged together are their common material, their similarities of style and execution, and the burial deposits over their surfaces. The superb quality and condition of the The Jonah Marbles astonished the art world when they were introduced to the public in 1965 and continue to fascinate today.