Courtesan from Greek New Comedy
Late Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)
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.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution