Draped standing woman

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 087.

Dimensions

19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7710

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a woman standing. She is resting her weight on her right leg and having her left leg to the side. Her right hand is raised. She is wearing a chiton and an himation wrapped around her body covering her hands and leaving her right shoulder free. Her hairstyle is in a melon coiffure. The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

Part of bottom in the back is missing.

Pinkish-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution