Female votive head

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period
About 550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 414.

Dimensions

2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.161

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This small head of a woman appears to come from a statuette of a votive. She wears a headcloth to be classed generally in the Egyptian style.

The surfaces are somewhat worn and battered, with considerable effects of incrustation.

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