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Female votive figure, Psi type

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Psi type. Female votive figure; broad shallow headdress, featureless head with painted nose and eyes; arms and upper body crescent-shaped with narrow vertical stripes; broader vertical stripes on skirt. Buff clay, grayish-brown matt paint.

Provenance

According to the acquisition paperwork: said to have been found with 54.43-.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 B Period,

Dimensions

7.7 x 3.2 cm (3 1/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

54.42

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture