Seated woman (Aphrodite Kourotrophos)
15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Seated figure of the Kourotrophos (Nursing Woman) type. She holds a swaddled child in her lap and wears a necklace and a high polos, which could indicate that she represent Cypriot Aphrodite. The figure was probably propped up on a wall or bench in a sanctuary or a tomb.
The swaddled child is worn. The figure bears no trace of color.
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