Woman holding a stag by its horns

Greek
5th century B.C.


Findspot: Cyrene

Dimensions

13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.460

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The figure stands with weight on left leg, holding a cup in her right hand against her breast and grasping with her left hand the horns of a stag at her side. She wears chiton with kolpos and himation drawn over the shoulders and breasts. The nipples (?) are suggested by bosses on the himation. Her long hair fell on her shoulders. The head is missing, but 14.462 shows that it was surmounted by a polos. Square plinth.

Provenance

From the Excavations at Cyrene.

Credit Line

Permanently deposited by the Archaeological Institute of America