Standing draped woman with hood

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 079.

Dimensions

23.3 cm (9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7745

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of standing draped woman who follows closely the Tanagra figurine type. She is looking to the right and has her right hand placed in front of her stomach, holding the himation from the inside. She is draped in chiton and himation, which covers her head; her hair is tied in a large knot;she is wearing earrings and forked shoes. She is standing on a plinth.

A small piece of himation at left side of face is missing. There are traces of yellow on the surface and light pink on himation. The plinth is much broken and repaired.

Light-red 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