Standing draped Woman

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd or 1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 084.

Dimensions

36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.905

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of draped standing figure. She turns a little to the right and she is standing on a plinth, an inch high, and decorated with incised stripes; she is standing with her right leg at ease, her left arm hanging down and the right one clasped to breast. She is draped in a chiton and an himation having both arms enveloped in it. She has her hair in a knot at the back of her head and a long curl is falling on her left shoulder. She is wearing a fillet with pendants on her head and earrings in her ears.

Some traces of cream on the face, red on the lips, reddish-brown on hair and pink on himation.

Light-red clay.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Bought in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900