Woman Standing

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 097.

Dimensions

25.6 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.382

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of standing draped woman. She is having her right hand resting on the hip and the left falling down to the left side. Her left left is placed to the side, as well. She is dressed with a chiton and an himation; the himation is wrapped around the upper part of the body, covering the arms and exposing her right shoulder, letting the right perone (the ornament used for keeping together the front and the back part of the chiton) be seen. She has her hair in flat waves with three rolls of curls in front and she wears an elaborate stephane (crown) with relief floral decoration; a curl ornamented with a disk hangs down her left shoulder. She also wears thick-soled shoes, which are forked.

It has been said for the the draped standing figures that they were intented to evoke the women in the family of the deceased (since they have been mostly found in graves), who will visit and tend to grave.

There are some traces of yellow on the stephane and red on the on shoe.
Part of the back is restored. The figurine has a hang-hole on the back. It is not placed on a plinth. It probably comes from the same mould as no. 01.7711.

Dark reddish-brown clay.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer