Standing Female

Cyprus
Archaic period (700–475 B.C.)
c. 500–475 B.C.
Sandy limestone
18 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 2 1/2 in. (47.2 x 12.8 x 6.4 cm)
AG 1980.02
Currently Not On View
This serene columnar sculpture may represent a goddess or votary. Conceived frontally with a flat back, the figure holds a flower to her breast with her right hand, while grasping another object at her left side. She wears an elegantly designed headcloth and necklace of Near Eastern origin. Her almond-shaped eyes and smiling expression, however, derive from Greek Archaic sculptural traditions. This mixture of styles reflects the varied political and cultural allegiances of Cyprus during the Archaic period.

Provenance

(Elie Borowski [1913-2003], Basel, Switzerland); acquired by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1980; gift of Elie Borowski in memory of Richard F. Brown.

Credit

Gift of Elie Borowski in memory of Richard F. Brown