Figurine with moveable limbs
5th–4th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens
Overall: 26.2 x 9 x 5 cm (10 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)
Terracotta figurine with jointed limbs. The arms are movable at the shoulders and the jegs are attached at the knee joint. Each hand holds a pair of krotala; part of those in the left hand are gone. Appears to be clothed. The figure is split down each side.
Long interpreted as a doll but may in fact have been a votive. Figurines holding krotala are likely meant to represent dancers.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution