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Clay figurine of a goddess, probably Athena. She is seated on a high-backed throne, the back of which is incised with nine squares. She wears a conical helmet and a long tunic with a garland or himation across her chest. I n her proper left arm she cradles a staff, while her right arms...

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Provenance

From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), House E. 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905: presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

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Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.3 x 7.2 cm (4 13/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.265

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terrcotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture