Terracotta figure fragment of woman reclining. Wearing her hair up, her head leaning to the left. Mould-made and hollow, with solid head. White coating, traces of red paint (?) on hair and foot. Fine, light orange-brown marl clay fabric with abundant black, red, white (limestone) and quartz inclusions. Head has been reattached; the face is chipped and much perished.
- Production date
- 450BC - 350BC
Height: 9.40 centimetres
Thickness: 4 centimetres
Width: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Two examples with similar hair arrangement, but very different fabrics were found at Naukratis (Ashmolean AN1896-1908-E.4659; Koyoto 644.1). Though the reclining type common in the 5th century BC, this hair arrangement is a late feature, with an early 4th century BC parallel (Higgins 1970, no.714). The fabric is unusual for this type, as it appears to be Cypriot for this example (unlike the Ashomelean example which is East Greek).
Marked with 'Kyoto' on the back in pencil, but no further traces of writing can be seen on this figurine. However this was registered with pieces labelled T, Φ, or TAΦ, followed by a context number, designating these as coming from a context within the sanctuary of Aphrodite. All figurines sent out by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1911 to various museums appear to have come from Petrie's excavation of the Aphrodite sanctuary, during Gardner’s season at Naukratis in 1885-1886. This figure is highly likely to have been excavated within the temenos of the Aphrodite sanctuary.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 27? (EEF distribution list number)
Miscellaneous number: 644.1 (Accession Number)