Standing draped woman holding apple

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
early 2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 080.

Dimensions

16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7746

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of draped woman standing. She stands on her left leg and has the right one bent. Her right hand is on her hip and with the left she is holding an apple, a rare attribute that perhaps alludes to Aphrodite and the Judgement of Paris. She is draped with a chiton and an himation, which covers the whole body up to the neck. She has her hair tied behind in a knot, with a curl hanging down the right side. She is wearing earrings in her ears and forked shoes. There used to be a base, where the figure was standing on but now it’s missing.

There are some traces of red on hair; white slip on chiton and himation. The apple and the knot at back of head are repaired.

Light-pinkish 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