Figurine of a running girl ("Lasa")
Early 5th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 198; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The running girl wears a chiton and close-fitting shirt with short sleeves. Her hair is in long, wavy locks on each side of her neck and on her shoulders. The figure was attached at the back to something else, and the feet show traces of an attachment. Her semi-divine atmosphere is stressed by the presence of wings attached to her footgear. The right hand has been broken off and repaired; the left is mended at the wrist and mostly missing. Darkish green patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: sent from Reggio: Southern 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