Terracotta figure fragment of women dressed in himation. On her right shoulder rests a large hand (from a deity?). From a figure group. Mould-made flat plaque with hand modelled and incised modifications. Orange-buff marl clay with abundant black (volcanic?) and white (limestone) inclusions. Also common Opaque and white quartz inclusions. Unclear pencil mark on back.
- Production date
- 4thC BC
Height: 24 centimetres
Length: 6 centimetres
Width: 8.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This figurine is labelled in pencil TAΦ (however none of the characters were written clearly and have been partially obscured since writing). This is then most likely part of a group of Cypriot terracotta and limestone figures were sent by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1911 to the British Museum and various other museums including this one. Many of these were labelled T, Φ, or TAΦ, followed by a context number, designating these as coming from a context within the sanctuary of Aphrodite, from Gardner’s excavations in 1885-1886. This is also confirmed by British Museum registers. This figure is from this group and so 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: 644.4 (Accession Number)