Standing draped Woman

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150 B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 095.

Dimensions

36 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.389

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a draped woman standing. She is looking to the right, having her weight on her right leg and her left placed in front. Her right hand is placed on her hip and her left arm probably helf a fan at her left side. She is dressed in a chiton and an himation, which leaves her right shoulder exposed;her himation is carried up over her head. She has her hair arranged in two rows of curls bound by a fillet and tied with a disk over her forehead. She is wearing earrings; there is a button on her right shoulder and a ring on her thumb; she is also wearing thick-soled shoes, which are forked.

The figure is much mended. It has a hang-hole for suspension.

Red clay.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer