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Woman in Eastern Archaic garb

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The head and the feet, with the plinth, have been broken away; the flat, two-dimensional figure has also been broken across the thighs and rejoined. Otherwise, the surfaces are good, as described below. The woman wears a long tunic with short sleeves and a long, tight mantle or himation with a...

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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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Cypriote, Archaic Period, about 460–430 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 439.


31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone


The Ancient World