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Standing male votive figurine

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This male worshiper holds his hand up against his upper body, possibly in a gesture of adoration. The figure wears a wreath and bears no trace of color or ornament. The figure has been constructed in a hand-rolled technique and has a tubular body with tubular attached arms, hair and facial...

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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)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-Archaic Period, about 750–475 B.C.


Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World