Woman holding a jar and a fan

Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

20.1 cm (7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7829

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Tanagra figurine: standing woman carrying a jar in her left arm and a fan in her right hand; himation pulled over head as a hood. Traces of pink flesh-color on face. The whole figure has a slate-color, very rare in preserving so much of the gray pigment. This color might refer to its funerary function.

Some cracks and breaks.

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