Standing at 1.75m tall, this statue, so-called Nikandre, is wearing a dress with a wide belt at the waist. Her hair is parted into two large sections, one on either shoulder, and her hands rest at her sides. The lower part of her right arm is missing and there is a crack in her waist. The inscription runs down the lower left side of her body, and the text is written in boustrophedon. The dedication to Apollo makes this statue a votive offering.
Νικάνδρη μἀνεθεκεν ἑκηβόλοι ἰοχεαίρηι Κόρη Δεινοδίκηο τῶ Ναησίο ἒησοχος ἀλήον Δεινομένεος δὲ κασιγνέτη Φηράησο δ᾽ ἂλοχος ν[ῦν] (transcription) Nikandre, daughter of Deinodikos of Naxos, excellent among others, sister of Deinomenes, now wife of Phraxos, dedicated me to the far-shooter, the arrow-pourer. (translation)
Amanda McVey, Christina Salowey (photo)
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Dhílos, Nisís, Cyclades, Aegean Islands, Greece
Athens, Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece
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