|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Statuette of a goddess|
|Findspot:||Said to be from The Pindos Mountains|
|Summary:||Statuette of a female deity, perhaps Aphrodite, holding a dove|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 480 BC - ca. 470 BC|
H 0.24 m
Subject Description: The goddess, perhaps Aphrodite or Dione, stands on a cylindrical base. She raises both bent arms, and in her left hand holds a dove (she probably held another attribute, now missing, in the right hand). She turns her head slightly to the right, and steps forward slightly with her left foot. She wears a peplos over a short-sleeved chiton. Her hair, parted in the center, and bound in the back, is encircled by a narrow taenia.
Missing two fingers on the right hand
Formed in two pieces, united by a nail at the hips (the hole is evident on the front of the overfold of the peplos).
Collection History: Given to the National Museum by K. Karapanos.