Mask of a goddess

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.898

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Mask of goddess (Aphrodite?) with wavy hair, wearing high crown. The lower register is ornamented with two sea horses confronting; between them a large round dot. In top of crown small round perforation.

Provenance

Probably from Naukratis. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1886.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription