Standing figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte
late 7th century B.C.
Overall: 11.4 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A Cypriot mold-made figurine of Aphrodite-Astarte fuses iconographic and stylistic features associated with Phoenicia and Cyprus. Her nudity, swollen belly and breast-holding derive from Phoenicia and she wears so-called Cypriot ear caps. She wears an elaborate necklace and hairstyle. The figure bears no trace of color. Its feet are missing.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription