Statuette of a standing woman
3rd century B.C.
Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of a woman standing. Drapery carried over head and lower part of face. Simple base. Flat, unworked back, oval vent near center. Light buff clay. 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.