Woman in long chiton dancing

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd or 2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 075.

Dimensions

22.7 cm (8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7714

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a draped woman. She is standing with her left leg stepped forward. Her arms are extended to the left; she looks like she is dancing. She is dressed in a long chiton, with overfold open down to the right side and fastened on the left shoulder with a button. She has her hair tied behind and arranged in a row of curls above her forehead; she is wearing a crown (stephane) and earrings. This figure is dressed and posed as the group of flying Nikai from Myrina, but she doesn’t have any wings. She has a hang-hole on the back for suspension.

Missing: feet, end of thumb, first two fingers and end of little fingers of left hand; first and fourth fingers of right hand.

Traces of black on stephane.

Red clay.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution