Figurine of woman holding a silphium stalk and a stag by its horns

Greek
5th century B.C.


Findspot: Cyrene

Dimensions

16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1021

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Woman standing, weight on right leg. Her right hand hanging down at her side holds stag by the horns, her left bent at elbow, holds up silphium. She wears polos, Ionic chiton with kolpos, and himation fastened over breast, and hanging down at both sides. Rectangular plinth. Back without modeling. Intact.

Provenance

From the Excavations at Cyrene, 1910-1911

Credit Line

Permanently deposited by the Archaeological Institute of America