H: 6.8 cm
Provenance: no indication; Psychro? 
Classical Style (unusual), LM Ia-LM II
c. 1530-1400 B.C.
Solid-cast by the lost wax process, the feet resting on a vertical rectangular element which would have been used as the entry channel, a small outcropping at its lower end from the pouring. Some cold-working, as on the separating line between the buttocks and the legs, front and back.
Condition: patina blackish to medal-brown, traces of green malachite and red cuprite with a few remains of brown earth deposit. Fairly smooth surface.
Ascribed by Verlinden to the Classical Style and dated to the second half of the Neo-Palatial period. She finds the piece unusual, since it partakes of earlier classical characteristics. One may compare its volume with the statuette cat. no. 51; and a statuette in Berlin  for the position of the hands, the modelling of the arms and torso and the face (to some degree for the frontal view but certainly not for the profile); moreover, the Berlin statuette is far more static.
On view: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva: 1968-1969
Exhibited and Published:
Art Antique, cat. no. 73, ill.
Davaras, C.: Chalkinoi minoikoi latreis tes sylloges Metaxa, AEphem 1977, no. 75, p. 115.
Verlinden, C.: Statuettes, no. 98, p. 200, pl. 45.
1 Suggested by C. Verlinden.
2 Antikenmuseum 31762: Verlinden, cat. no. 95.