Statue of a woman



Accession Number
GR9
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Egypt and its Neighbours
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Material
Pottery
Provenance
Greece, Boeetia
Measurements
Height: 124mm | Width: 54mm | Depth: 35mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A female figure from Beoetia with a board-like body, and pointed arms. Her hair is styled in a big curl over the nose,and she wears a polos (truncated cone) on her head. The details are picked out in black paint. It dates to the sixth century BCE. Such figures were placed as gifts in temples or could be put in tombs.

Bibliography

Gill and Gee 1996 'Journal of Hellenic Studies' Supplement Classical Antiquities in Swansea no. 42.