Statuette of a Maiden

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
late 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Turkey, Miletus


20.1 cm (7 15/16 in.)

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On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)


The Ancient World



Statuette of a Maiden. Clad in Ionic chiton and himation. She stands on oblong base, with left foot advanced, holding in right hand a dove pressed against her breast. With left hand she lifts fold of himation. Her hair falls down her back in a mass of nine curls; four other curls fall over her shoulders and chest. Remains of red paint visible on hair, garment, and base. Red clay with golden mica.


By 1933: with Guido Russo-Perez, Via Alessandro Paternostro 48, Palermo, Sicily (inherited from his grandfather); purchased by MFA from Guido Russo-Perez, April 5, 1934, for $ 350.00

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund