Female mourner

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

Female mourner

  • Greek, Late Orientalizing or Early Archaic Period, about 600 B.C.
Place of Manufacture
Boiotia, Greece
Dimensions
Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Terracotta
Classification
Sculpture
Catalogue Raisonné
Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 101.
Accession Number
67.916
On view
Archaic Greece - 113

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