Woman seated on a rock
Greek, East Greek
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 076.
Height: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of a half nude woman, possibly Aphrodite or Psyche, seated on a rock bending both arms outwards, as if surprised by someone (Eros?). She is draped in an himation from the hips down and a fold is falling between her knees. She is wearing a wreath of vine leaves with two fruits and a broad fillet hanging over her knot and shoulders. Her sandals are thick-soled.
The statuette is missing: fingers of both hands, parts of fillet and wreath, part of rock on the left side.
Well preserved white slip. Traces of blue on leaves of wreath, and in folds of himation; pink on rock; bright red on sandals; possibly cream flesh color on left arm and breast.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution