Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 197; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Female dancer (possibly a votive statuette) wearing a tight ankle-length dress without folds; many incised lines, dots and circles indicate a textile pattern. She wears pointed-toed shoes (Etruscan calcei repandi). On her head is an elongated cap. Probably made by a provincial workshop.
Figure was solid cast in one piece; toe of the right foot has been filed off. Surface is moderately corroded; brownish patina on head, with olive green on body.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution