Woman holding a silphium stalk and a stag by its horns

Greek
5th century B.C.


Findspot: Cyrene

Dimensions

18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.459

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Type like 14.458, except that the left hand holds a silphium stalk. The lower part broken off, the break running from under right hand to left foot. The head is missing. The figure stands with weight on right leg, wearing a chiton with kolpos, and himation fastened over breast. The right hand holds by the horns a stag standing beside her.

Provenance

From the Excavations at Cyrene.

Credit Line

Permanently deposited by the Archaeological Institute of America