Woman grating cheese

Greek
Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 9.5 x 5.6 x 9.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7783

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of woman grating cheese. On the edge of the bowl is a pestle; on the ground a cheese with a knife resting on it. The chiton is white with red around neck and sleeves. The edge of the base is red, the top white. The cheese red. Grater, (add Greek) chair, knife-handle, pestle, and inside of bowl are yellow. Lips red. Flesh white.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution