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Female votive figure, Phi type

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Broad shallow headdress, head featureless except for painted nose and eyes; disk-shaped upper body; vertical stripes on upper part and skirt. Buff clay, reddish-brown paint.

Provenance

According to the acquisition paperwork: said to have been found with 54.42 and 54.44-.45 in a grave in Attica; by 1954: with Charles L. Morley, Oberalpina, St. Moritz, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Charles L. Morley, February 5, 1954, for $ 200.00 (the total price for MFA 54.42-54.45)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III A Period,

Dimensions

8.7 x 3.6 cm (3 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.43

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture