Votive figurine holding a sacrificial animal

Cypriote
Cypro-Archaic Period
about 750–475 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.149

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A worshiper holds a quadruped, perhaps a sheep or goat. It bears no trace of color. The figure is hand-rolled and has a tubular form.

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