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Standing Female Figure

7th Century BCE - 6th Century BCE
7 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 13/16 in. (18.7 x 4.5 x 2 cm)

Unknown, Cypriot

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Molded terracotta
Credit Line: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection
Accession Number: 1928.263
Location: Currently on view
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Collection: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection

Terra cotta figurines for religious functions were mass-produced along the Syrian-Phoenician coast. Perhaps this is a representation of one of the Canaanite goddesses, such as Asherah, Astarte, or Anat.

[Gallery label text, 1995]

C. Herbert Ocumpaugh, Rochester, NY (1864-1929); his gift to the University and the Gallery in 1928

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Ocumpaugh property at 51-55 Main Street East Note from the Rochester Images project, direct url:

"The Ocumpaugh family was prominent in Rochester for many years. E. Ocumpaugh sold ready-made clothing from a shop at 71 Main Street in the 1840s. Later the "Ocumpaugh Building", occupied a space on the south side of the west end of the Main Street Bridge into which the "Y" moved in February 1876. In the mid-1920s, C. Herbert Ocumpaugh presented his collection of Egyptian and Eastern-Mediterranian antiquities to the Memorial Art Gallery."

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