Female votive figurine of Dedalic type

Cypro-Archaic Period
probably before 600 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 408.


9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone; limestone

Not On View


The Ancient World



The figure stands with her naked feet side by side on a rectangular plinth. Her left hand is at her side, and the right grasps the folds of her long, flaring garment, which fall down on the front between her feet.

Head and neck are broken away; otherwise, the state of preservation is very good.


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