Right foot

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, San el-Hagar, Northwest Hill, House 30

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 227.

Dimensions

9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.195

Medium or Technique

Greek island marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The strut between the big toe and its neighbor remains. The bottom of the foot is worked roughly, to be set on the plinth which may have been attached to the draped legs. There is considerable yellow discoloration on the toes and the bottom surfaces.
The area at the break has been worked smooth, and there was a dowel, perhaps for attachment to a draped statue. The foot seems to be that of a goddess or woman. Among the former and, indeed, the latter, the choice is limited, since there is no sandal in evidence. A half-draped Aphrodite, with the garment coming down to the feet itself, seems the most logical candidate.

Provenance

From the northwest hill (House 30, San el Hagar). 1886: Egyptian Exploration Fund Collection; 1886: Given by the Egyptian Exploration Fund to the MFA.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription