Figurine of a woman Holding a Child
Greek, East Greek
1st century B.C.
Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 104.
32 cm (12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of a woman standing, holding a child in her arms. She is standing on her right leg having her left placed to the side and she is looking down. She is wearing a chiton and an himation, which covers not only her body but her head too in a rectangular arrangement. She is wearing a double fillet joined by a disk and a ring on her left hand. She is also wearing thick-soled shoes, which are forked. The child is nude and has wings, so he is probably Eros. He stretches his arms upwards. The figure stands on a plinth base.
Woman is missing parts of the left shoulder, of drapery on the left side and of base. Also missing the child’s wings and arms.
Some traces of white slip on the figure.
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
Gift of Martin Brimmer