Statuette of a seated woman

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.355

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a woman seated on rocky terrain. Hood-like drapery over head. Wears heavy mantle that covers her right arm as she pulls its edge across her lap. No plinth. The head is now broken off, reattached. Long feet, covered by shoes (?) Flat unworked back with large rectangular vent. Very fine, reddish fabric. Said to have been found at Cerveteri.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Everett Fund