Standing Draped Woman in Tanagra tradition
Greek, East Greek
early 1st century B.C.
Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 090.
25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of Martin Brimmer