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Woman holding a silphium stalk and a stag

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Woman standing, weight on left leg. Her right arm bent at elbow holds stag in front of her body; her left, lowered, holds silphium. She wears chiton with kolpos and himation fastened over breast and falling down on both sides. Head and part of plinth missing. Broken and repaired.

Provenance

From the Excavations at Cyrene, 1910-1911.

Credit Line

From the Excavations at Cyrene (1910–11)

Greek, 5th century B.C.

Findspot

Cyrene

Dimensions

13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.71

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture