Votive statuette of a goddess

Greek
Archaic Period
5th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Dimensions

6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.926

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Votive statuette of a goddess. Only the upper part of the body is included. The surface of the clay covered with white slip, decorated with lustrous brown paint in the Naukratis style. She wears a polos and a necklace, and holds up a flower before her. Complete; some of slip has flaked off.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription