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Figurine of Aphrodite with Elaborate Headdress

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Statuette of a seated female figure, possibly Aphrodite. She is wearing a long, tight-fitting girdled chiton, buttoned on the shoulders; the short sleeves of the chiton, are also buttoned down the arms. On her head, she is wearing a circlet with a disk on the center, surmounted by a floral...

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Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, late 1st century A.D. or later

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 002.

Dimensions

28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

87.397

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture