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Female votive statuette holding a dove

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The lady (priestess, or even Aphrodite herself?) has three groups of braided tresses falling on her shoulders either side of her neck. There are also the ends of five braids on the back of the body, at the shouders. Her jewelry comprises a choker with a pin or stone pendant in the center and a...

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Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-Archaic Period, about 575 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 411.

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 24.5 x 11.5 cm (8 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.) Other (Height with pin): 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.735

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture