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Votive figurine with shepherd's staff and hoofed animal

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The votive, probably a male figure, wears a long tunic and a mantle about the upper part of its body; the fold of this mantle runs in an arc across her middle. His right hand appears to have held a staff against his chest and stomach, while the left holds up a small animal with hooves. This...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 188?: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; August 3, 1911: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession date: 1911).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Cypriote, Cypro-Archaic Period, about 550–525 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 413.

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1459

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture