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Woman holding a silphium stalk

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The figure stands with weight on right leg, holding a silphium stalk in raised right hand. She wears polos, chiton and himation fastened over breast. Round plinth.

Provenance

From the Excavations at Cyrene.

Credit Line

Permanently deposited by the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, 5th century B.C.

Findspot

Cyrene

Dimensions

19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14.474

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture