Standing Draped Woman in Tanagra tradition

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
early 1st century B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 090.

Dimensions

25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.385

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

In the tradition of Tanagra figurines, statuette of standing woman standing who rests both hands on her hips. She is wearing a chiton with a deep-cut neck and the garment is fastened on the shoulders with floral buttons. With both hands, she holds an himation, which goes round her back and hangs from both sides. She also wears a stephane over her hair, which is arranged in a rosette-like knot behind; she is wearing earrings in her ears and thick-soled shoes, which are forked. She stands on a plinth base. The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

Most of the stephane and part of the right head are missing. Traces of pink on lips, red on himation and on the sole of the right shoe.

Red clay.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer