Caricature of a overweight nude woman

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 300 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica ?, Athens ?

Dimensions

13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.915

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A caricature of an overweight nude woman with crude face and smile. Her arms are crossed and head is twisted as if in a dance–a parody of a courtesan Possible from Tanagra.

Provenance

By 1903: with E. P. Warren (according to his records: Bought in Athens); purchased by MFA, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900