Figurine with moveable limbs

Greek
Classical Period
5th–4th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 26.2 x 9 x 5 cm (10 5/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7883

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution