Female votive figurine
about 550 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 412.
18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This votive is of the Ionian-Cypriot type and wears a long tunic with five vertical folds or creases indicated in front. Her left arm is lowered and holds the folds of her dress, and her right hand, raised across her chest, holds an elongated bird. Her feet were posed together and frontally, and she stood on a small, rectangular plinth.
The headless figure has been broken into two pieces, and the surfaces are damaged, particularly at the back. The hem of her mantle bears traces of red paint.
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).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription