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Figurine of Aphrodite anasyrmene

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This brownish clay statuette portrays a standing nude female figure with a plump body and face, a high headdress and curly hair arranged in a bun. There are white incrustations/salts and/or traces of white ground. The figure adopts the pose of "Aphrodite anasyrmene," with her hands out at her...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Dimensions

Height x width: 14.9 x 8.2 cm (5 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1603

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture