Girl with food offering

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 055; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.668

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund