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Cypriot Aphrodite wearing a diadem or low polos

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This head of Cypriot Aphrodite wears a diadem or a low polos and probably belongs to an enthroned goddess of the type of 72.165. This head is possibly from Kition - Salines.

Provenance

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-Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th or 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.166

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture