Figurine of a dancing maenad
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 199; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The maenad wears a chiton with incised meander border on her jacket, shoes, and a fillet in her hair. The last falls in a solid mass on her back. Both hands are broken away. Brown patina, with greenish corrosion on the hair.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Italy); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund