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Standing figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte

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This standing figure of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte holds her hands up to her breasts. She is nude and wears Cypriot ear-caps and an elaborate necklace with a pendant. The lower body of the figure is missing.

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 650–550 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

72.157

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture