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Female votive holding a bird, flower, pomegranate or necklace pendant

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A female votive carries an unidentifiable object in her right hand. She wears a Near Eastern headcloth which contains her hair as it falls down her back and Cypriot earcaps with tassles. She has a large necklace, and her right hand is raised to hold a bird, a flower, a pomegranate, or a large...

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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 Period, about 525 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 422.


12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World