Heavy Female Nude from MIddle Comedy

Greek
Hellenistic
350–300 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Thebes

Dimensions

14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.900

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Obese nude woman possibly an aging hetaira performing burlesque–a parody of Aphrodite? Similar to Tanagra figurines
Standing on square plinth, with arms crossed on breast.
Front hair red-brown; flesh color pinkish.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Bought in Paris); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900