Figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite

Cypriote
Cypro-Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th or 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.180

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This head and body of Cypriot Aphrodite belong to a figurine that was probably enthroned. Her right hand touches her breast, while the left holds an apple.

The figurine may come from Kition - Salines.

The figurine is broken off below the waist. Considerable amounts of white slip remain.

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