Standing woman draped with hood

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 077.

Dimensions

14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7726

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a standing draped woman. She has her weight on her right leg and the left one placed to the side. Her left arm picks some folds of the himation close to the hip and the left is placed behind the back. She wears a chiton and an himation, which covers the whole body including the head. She is wearing pointed shoes. Note the unusually sunken facial features not common to the Myrina group; related to Tanagra types.The figure is placed on a thin rectangular plinth.

Missing: a large piece from right side of plinth in front; and a smaller from the left.
Some traces of white slip.

Reddish-yellow clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution