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Figurine of a female dancer

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This female dancer raises her hands over her head. The figure is missing its torso and lower body. It bears traces of blue paint.

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, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.163

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture