Standing Female

c. 500–475 B.C.

Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

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.

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  • Title: Standing Female
  • Date Created: c. 500–475 B.C.
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Physical Dimensions: 18 9/16 x 5 1/16 x 2 1/2 in. (47.2 x 12.8 x 6.4 cm)
  • 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.
  • Rights: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
  • External Link: www.kimbellart.org
  • Medium: Sandy limestone
  • Period: Archaic period (700–475 B.C.)
  • Credit: Gift of Elie Borowski in memory of Richard F. Brown