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Figurine of Isis-Aphrodite anasyr(o)mene ("revealing the womb")

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In Hellenistic and Roman times, Aphrodite's identity was often fused with those of Egyptian fertility goddesses: Isis, Hathor and Bubastis. This figurine represents Isis-Aphrodite anasyromene or Isis-Bubastis. The figure lifts her short-sleeved tunic to reveal her pubic area and wears an...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 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

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

20 x 8.8 cm (7 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.919

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture