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Nude statuette of Aphrodite

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Female nude, with long arms extended full length close to the sides. Broken off through the legs just above the knees. Back a good deal battered. Dirty-worn white but showing traces of color in some places. Wears a head piece. Crude features.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: June 2, 2009)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm (2 5/16 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.1110

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture