Seated Aphrodite wearing a high polos
4th century B.C.
Overall: 13 x 6 x 4.5 cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This seated Aphrodite wears a characteristic high kalathos-shaped polos and holds her breasts in the manner of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte figures. Aphrodite rests her feet on a footstool similar to one Cesnola found in the sanctuary at Golgoi - Agios Photios. This type of Cypriot Aphrodite-Astarte is popular in the Archaic period and even more so in the Classical.
This figure is possibly from Kition - Salines or Salamis.
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