Figurine of Cypriot Aphrodite
Cypro-Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th or 3rd century B.C.
7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This head and body of Cypriot Aphrodite belong to a figurine that was probably enthroned. Her right hand touches her breast, while the left holds an apple.
The figurine may come from Kition - Salines.
The figurine is broken off below the waist. Considerable amounts of white slip remain.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription