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Mask of a goddess

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Mask of goddess (Aphrodite?) with wavy hair, wearing high crown. The lower register is ornamented with two sea horses confronting; between them a large round dot. In top of crown small round perforation.

Provenance

Probably from Naukratis. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1886.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.898

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture