Girl with food offering
about 450 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 055; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
The girl carries a tray laden with cakes and fruit in the fold of her Doric chiton. Traces of gilding remain. A hole, for an attachment, is in the lower rear of the chiton. Green patina with brown (earth) encrustation.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Athens & said to have been found at Corinth. March 1897); 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