Statuette of a standing woman

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


Height: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of a woman standing. Crowned with garland of ivy; the mantle caught in the wreath behind. Mantle covers both shoulders as well as the left arm as she grasps its edge up to her chest. Wears v-necked chiton. Slightly curved, unworked back with round vent at hip level. Light buff clay with small grog. Traces of white slip over surface. Said to be from Cerveteri.


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