Standing woman wearing long scarf (Muse?)

Greek, East Greek
late 2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 104.

Dimensions

20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.380

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a woman, standing. She is looking to the right and she has her right hand resting on her hip and her left extended sideways; she is wearing a chiton and a transparent himation, which exposes her right breast and arm; her hair is tied up in a long scarf which falls on her right shoulder; there traces of gilding.

There are traces of pink on the scraf and the himation, deep yellow on hair. Fingers of left hand are missing; the feet, the lower part of the drapery, and the plinth are restorations in plaster.

Light 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