Heavy Female Nude from MIddle Comedy
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Thebes
14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Greek Theater Gallery (Gallery 215C)
Obese nude woman possibly an aging hetaira performing burlesque–a parody of Aphrodite? Similar to Tanagra figurines
Standing on square plinth, with arms crossed on breast.
Front hair red-brown; flesh color pinkish.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Bought in Paris); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900