Draped Woman standing on a cylindrical base

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
second half of the 1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 091.

Dimensions

31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7712

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a draped woman standing. She is having her right leg placed a little to the front; with her right arm she is lifting her drapery from her right leg and she raises her left arm. She is draped in a chiton and an himation. the chiton is fastened with buttons on her shoulders and the himation is fastened aroun her body and arms but below her elbows. She is wearing a crown (stephane) and her hair in a knot behind. Her shoes are forked.
She is standing on a cylindrical base. The figurine is inscribed on the back between the shoulders with an epsilon  E

Traces of cream on flesh; yellow on hair pink on the chiton; black on stephane.

Pinkish-red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution