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Female mourner

Greek
about 600 B.C.


Place of Manufacture, Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 101.

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.916

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female mourning figure. Standing with rubbery arms curved up to touch top of head. Flat ovoid in section, with base slightly splayed and concave. Entire body from neck down and arms to below elbows painted in matt black, as is hair and facial details. Nose chipped. Head and arms in the round. White of the eye in white.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Peter Vitalis; purchased by MFA from Peter Vitalis, October 11, 1967

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund