Greek, East Greek
late 2nd century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 103.
28.9 cm (11 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution