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
Material: Bronze
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Single monument
Style: Early Classical
Technique: Hollow cast
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 480 BC - ca. 470 BC

H 0.24 m

Scale: Miniature
Region: Thessaly
Period: Early Classical

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.

Condition: Complete

Condition Description:

Missing two fingers on the right hand

Technique Description:

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.

Sources Used: Stais 1907, 314-15 (ill.)