Statuette of a kneeling woman
3rd century B.C.
Height: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of a woman kneeling. Worked fully in the round. Diadem tied with long streamers. In front of it a wreath of large leaves which stand upright. Left forearm had been repaired, now missing. Right hand once held an object which is now missing. Two-stepped plinth. Hollow, fine reddish brown clay with a smooth surface.
Possibly of modern manufacture
December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)
NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.