Standing woman wearing thick wreath

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 2nd 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. 082.

Dimensions

Height: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.381

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Draped woman standing. She has her left hand resting on her hip and the right hanging down. She wears a chiton and over that an himation, which is wrapped over her arms. She has her hair tied in a knot and wears a thick wreath on her head and earrings in her ears. She stands on a plinth which is restored with plaster.
She evidently derives from the draped women of the Tanagra traditon. It has been said for the the draped standing figures that they were intented to evoke the women in the family of the deceased (since they have been mostly found in graves), who will visit and tend to grave.

Creamy paint on her head. 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