Figurine of Aphrodite holding a flower

Greek, East Greek
Late Archaic Period
490–480 B.C.


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Sarcophagus No. 87

Dimensions

15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.112

Medium or Technique

Terracotta; local Troad clay containing mica

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Figurine of Aphrodite seated on a throne, holding a flower in her right hand, and wearing a tall, pointed pilos.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); sarcophagus No. 87. 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