Seated dancer

Roman
Late Roman Imperial/Early Byzantine Period
late 4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.72

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold details

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated female dancer putting on her right slipper. She sits on a stool that is set on a rectangular base with lion headed supports. Hair, sleeve-cuffs and belt of short chiton, bracelets, slippers, top and lower rim of hassock, lion-head corner supports of base all in gold. Hollow cast.

Provenance

By 1968: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 21 (said to be from East Greece); purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund