Standing woman (Pudicitia type)
Greek, East Greek
about 250–200 B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 099.
Height: 36 cm (14 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of standing draped woman. She has her right arm crossed to her left hip to support her left elbow. She is looking to the left. She is wearing a chiton and an himation, wrapped around her body and her left arm; she is also wearing earrings and a circlet on her loosely waved hair, which is knot behind (Knidian coiffure); high-soled, forked sandals on her feet. The position of her arms identifies her as a well known sculptural type ‘pudicitia’ or modest woman. The figure belongs to the group of draped women who were found in graves and were the companions of the deceased.
The head is incorrectly repositioned in recent restoration. Left arm reattached. She is missing four fingers of left hand. Traces of white slip overall.
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
Gift of Martin Brimmer