Courtesan from Greek New Comedy

Greek
Late Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7896

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Character out of Greek New Comedy of fourth century BC–most likely a courtesan or hetairai. Her hair is enclosed in the sakkos, common on later classical funerary stelei. She wears a chiton with sleeves and a short, shawl-like himation.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution