Standing draped woman with elaborate crown

Greek, East Greek
1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 098.

Dimensions

26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7711

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of draped standing woman who looks to the right. She is dressed with a chiton and an himation, which cover her body and leaves the right shoulder free. She holds part of the himation with her left hand. She has her hair in flat waves with three rows of curls in front, beneath an elaborate crown (stephane) with a relief design of palmette and lotus. A curl ornamented with a disk hangs down her left shoulder. She wears thick-soled forked shoes.The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

The statuette has a hang-hole on the back. It is made from the same mould as no.87.382. They are practically identical.

Pink flesh color on the right upper arm; white slip; cream color on garments; red lips; black on eyes; red on hair; yellow on stephane and bangle; red on shoe. Broken at the waist but repaired.

Dark reddish-brown clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution