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Female votive figurine carrying a bunch of flowers

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This figurine represents a female worshipper. She wears a long robe and carries a bunch of flowers as an offering to a deity, probably Aphrodite or Astarte. This votive is of a type commonly found in sancutaries dedicated to Cypriot Aphrodite. Its broad, round face indicates that it may come...

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Provenance

By date unknown: said to be from the Cesnola Collection (Atlas, I, pl. 34, no. 213, from the temple at Golgoi) and to have been acquired at a Metropolitan Museum of Art sale of Cypriote objects (date unknown) by Isabel Hoopes Grinnell; February 1957: gift of Isabel Hoopes Grinnell to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; loaned to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, August 17, 1964 (loan number 158.64); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Cypriote, Cypro-Archaic II Period, 600–475 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 14.6 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm (5 3/4 x 2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.173

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture