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Figurine of woman holding a silphium stalk

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Woman standing. She holds silphium in right hand raised to her breast, and wreath in lowered left hand. She wears polos, chiton and himation fastened over breast and hanging down on both sides. Rectangular plinth. Back not modeled.

Provenance

From the Excavations at Cyrene, 1910-1911

Credit Line

Permanently deposited by the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek,

Findspot

Cyrene

Dimensions

9.4 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1038

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture