Muse standing

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 103.


28.9 cm (11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of a Muse standing holding her right hand up, following the Muse for Drama who holds a mask. She has her left arm resting on her hip, her right arm extending and her right leg bent and crossing her right over it. She is wearing a chiton high-girt and deeply cut under her right arm and dropped below her left shoulder, with a binding around the neck. Over the chiton she is wearing an himation, which is rolled around her hips and over her left wrist with the end drawn up over her head. She has her hair in what the so-called “melon-style”, divided in long “slices” and tied behind in a knot. She is also wearing thick-soled forked sandals.
Fingers of both hands are missing.
There are some traces of pink on the himation; yellow band across the chiton and bluish on left eye.

Pinkish-red clay.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution