Figurine fragment

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale)

Dimensions

2.9 x 4.1 cm (1 1/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.205

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of seated Aphrodite; holds flower to breast with right hand, tresses of hair fall on either side of head. Hand beautifully modeled; cone shaped blossom; archaic; no back remains to show throne; light unglazed

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America