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Standing figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte

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This standing mold-made figure of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte has a swollen belly and holds her breasts. She is nude and wears Cypriot ear caps and an elaborate necklace and hairstyle. Stylistically this figure combines aspects of Phoenician and Cypriot: the mold is Cypriot made. 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, about 7th century B.C.

Dimensions

10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.156

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture