Standing figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period
about 7th century B.C.


Dimensions

10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.156

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This standing mold-made figure of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte has a swollen belly and holds her breasts. She is nude and wears Cypriot ear caps and an elaborate necklace and hairstyle.

Stylistically this figure combines aspects of Phoenician and Cypriot: the mold is Cypriot made.

The figure bears no trace of color. Its feet are missing.

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