Woman Wearing an Elaborate Headdress

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
130–100 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 096.

Dimensions

32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.387

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of standing draped woman. She is wearing a chiton and an himation, which is dropped below her right shoulder and gathered in her left hand. Her hair is arranged in a large knot behind, but she is also wearing a thick wreath bound with a fillet over a wreath with vine leaves and fruit. She is wearing earrings and a thick-soled forked shoe. She is standing on a plinth. The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.

The figure is missing part of the leaves. The whole figure and plinth is much mended.

Red 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