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Female votive (Kore)

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This female votive head is a Cypriot adaptation of the Greek kore type. She wears Cyprit earcaps, a hallmark of Archaic Cypriot sculpture, and her face, hairstyle, diadem are of a Greek style. There are two rows of curls around the face, a diadem or stephane above this, and three long,...

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Provenance

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, 510–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 427; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

72.327

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture