Standing Draped Woman

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late second to early first century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 078.

Dimensions

13.4 cm (5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7725

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a draped standing girl or young woman. She is having her left foot to the side and she has her weight on her right. With her right hand she holds her himation from the inside close to her chest. Her left hand is holding the himation from the inside, close to her left hip. She is wearing a chiton and an himation over it wrapped around her body and shoulders; she has her hair tight behind in a knot and on her head she is wearing a broad fillet. She also wears earrings in her ears.
She is stepping on a thin rectangular plinth. The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

Her head is mended. Part of the plinth is missing. Traces of black on fillet.

Reddish-yellow clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution