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Female votive figure, Psi type

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Psi type. Mycenaean female votive figure. Broad shallow headdress, head featureless except for painted nose and eye; upper body crescent-shaped with narrow vertical stripes; broader vertical stripes on skirt. Buff clay, reddish-brown paint.

Provenance

According to the acquisition paperwork: said to have been found with 54.42-44 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, about 1350–1200 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.1 x 3 cm (2 13/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.45

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture