Female votive figure, Psi type

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B Period
about 1350–1200 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 7.1 x 3.3 cm (2 13/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.44

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Psi type. Broad shallow headdress, head featureless except for painted nose and eyes; upper body crescent-shaped with narrow vertical stripes; broader vertical stripes on skirt. Buff clay, reddish-brown paint.

Provenance

According to the acquisition paperwork: said to have been found with 54.42-.43 and 54.45 in a grave in Attica; by 1954: with Charles L. Morley, Oberalpina, St. Moritz, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Charles L. Morley, February 5, 1954, for $ 200.00 (the total price for MFA 54.42-54.45)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund