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Seated Aphrodite wearing a high polos

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This seated Aphrodite wears a characteristic high kalathos-shaped polos and holds her breasts in the manner of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte figures. Aphrodite rests her feet on a footstool similar to one Cesnola found in the sanctuary at Golgoi - Agios Photios. This type of Cypriot...

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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, Cypro-Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 6 x 4.5 cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.165

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture