Draped woman wearing a fillet

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 086.

Dimensions

23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7708

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of standing draped woman. She is putting her weight on her left leg and having the right bent and placed a little to side. The placement of the legs can be seen under her garment. She is wearing a chiton and an himation, which is wrapped around her body. Her right hand is bent towards her neck and holding the himation from the inside; her left hand is bent forward and holding the himation to the side. She is wearing a fillet and has her loosely wavy hair behind in a quadruple knot. The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

Small parts of hair and drapery around the neck and the bottom are missing.Traces of pink on part of the chiton are preserved.

Pinkish-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: It seems of Myrina make, & is certainly not of Greece proper . . . bought in Paris from a man who knew it was no Tanagra figure, it was, he said, from Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution