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Figurine of standing female, possibly Aphrodite

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Figurine of standing figure, probably Aphrodite, wearing chiton and tall pointed pilos. Feet missing.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); Sarcophagus No. 87. 1881: 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, 490–480 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.415

Medium or Technique

Terracotta; local Troad clay with mica

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture