Courtesan from Greek New Comedy

Greek
Late Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7896

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Character out of Greek New Comedy of fourth century BC–most likely a courtesan or hetairai. Her hair is enclosed in the sakkos, common on later classical funerary stelei. She wears a chiton with sleeves and a short, shawl-like himation.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution