Standing draped woman with hood

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 2nd or 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. 092.

Dimensions

31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.388

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a draped standing woman. She is putting her weight on the left and looking to the right; she raises her left arm under the himation and with the right she lifts her garment from her foot. She is draped in chiton and an himation, which covers the whole body and is drawn over head. She is wearing a double fillet with a disk in the front on her forehead and a ring on her left hand.

The statuette is much mended and it doesn’t stand on a plinth.

Traces of cream on face, pinkish-red on chiton, pale pink on himation, pink on lips.

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