Female votive figurine

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 409.

Dimensions

8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.159

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The lower half of the body with a long garment, the feet, and the rectangular plinth all indicate that this statuette was once roughly similar to M.F.A. no. 88.737. The carving is elegant, and the feet are characterized by being placed side by side on the plinth. The figure is Egyptianizing in style.

The figure survives from the waist to and including most of the plinth. What remains is in good condition.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription