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Aphrodite or woman nursing a baby (Kourotrophos)

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This female figure of the Kourotrophos (Nursing Woman) type is seated frontally on a high-backed throne, with heavy arms, holding a child across her lap. She wears a long garment and a necklace. Her feet are bare. The child suckles her left breast. There are traces of pink color. This...

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By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-Archaic or Cypro-Classical Period, 6th–4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 443.


10.2 cm (4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World