Figurine of a female dancer

Cypriote
Hellenistic Period
323–31 B.C.


Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.163

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This female dancer raises her hands over her head.

The figure is missing its torso and lower body. It bears traces of blue paint.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription