Woman seated on a rock holding a phiale (libation bowl)

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7861

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Figurine of woman seated on a rock; she wears a kerchief and holds in her lap a phiale with a central boss. Yellow on hair; white on kerchief; traces of pink on chiton and himation; yellow on himation and phiale; in places, blue over the yellow. Pearl-gray on rock. A hole in the left wrist by which a dove (?) was attached. Missing: fingers and thumb of right hand.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos: marked Anthedon 1887); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution