Draped standing woman wearing a large floral crown

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Dimensions

20.9 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7709

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a girl standing. She has her weight on the left leg and the right stepped to the side. Her right arm is looking down, her left arm is bent and resting on her hip. She is wearing a chiton high-girt and with a deep V neck-cut and an himation over her right arm wrapped around her back and covering the left shoulder; some of the folds are falling from each side. On her head, she is wearing a heavy round floral crown bound with a band. She stands on a high base with flanges at top and bottom.The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

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