Old woman holding a pair of krotala in each hand

Greek
Classical Period
about 380-330 BC


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7893

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Caricature from Comedy–a seated old woman, a courtesan?, holding a pair of krotala in each hand. Red-brown on hair; red on lips; traces of white slip on chiton; of blue on himation.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution