Votive figurine with shepherd's staff and hoofed animal

Cypro-Archaic Period
about 550–525 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 413.


Height x width: 10.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The votive, probably a male figure, wears a long tunic and a mantle about the upper part of its body; the fold of this mantle runs in an arc across her middle. His right hand appears to have held a staff against his chest and stomach, while the left holds up a small animal with hooves. This animal was a fawn or gazelle.

This somewhat battered fragment has been broken diagonally across the breast and also above the knees.


From Naukratis. 188?: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; August 3, 1911: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession date: 1911).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription