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Figurine of Aphrodite seated on a throne

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Figurine of Aphrodite seated on a throne with both hands on knees and one breast exposed. Wearing tall, pointed pilos. Right upper corner of throne broken.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Sarcophagus No. 87. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490–480 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.416

Medium or Technique

Terracotta; local clay of the Troad

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture