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Female votive figurine

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The figure wears a long garment, a chiton, with elaborately represented creases, an Archaic himation above this, a necklace, and a tight-fitting headdress, akin to a cap. The right hand holds an offering, a flower or a pomegranate, or perhaps a bird. The back, as is invariably the case with...

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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, 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 434.


Height: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

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The Ancient World