The statuette is made of limestone. The lower parts of the leg and foot are missing. The right side of the face is severely damaged. Traces of red paint are visible to the naked eye on the dress and in the hair. The statuette has been examined with VIL, but there were no traces of Egyptian blue.
Description of object
The woman is standing upright. With her left hand she is holding her dress, and in her right arm she is carrying a little calf. She is wearing a chiton, cloak and plain shoes. On her head is a wreath of laurel leaves, rosettes and palmettes, her ears are adorned with rosettes and cones, and around her arms are plain rings. Her hair is long. The statuette is quite flat, and there are no details on the back.
Choice of methods
VIL: The statuette has been examined with VIL, but there were no traces of Egyptian blue.
F. Poulsen (1951), Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 10a.
A.M. Nielsen (1992), Catalogue. The Cypriote Collection. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 10.
- IN 2630
- 5th-4th cent. B.C.E.
- Bought in 1913 on the art market.
- H. 120 cm.