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Standing figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte

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A Cypriot mold-made figurine of Aphrodite-Astarte fuses iconographic and stylistic features associated with Phoenicia and Cyprus. Her nudity, swollen belly and breast-holding derive from Phoenicia and she wears so-called Cypriot ear caps. She wears an elaborate necklace and hairstyle. The figure...

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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-Archaic Period, late 7th century B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.155

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture