Tanagra figurine of Woman cooking fish on open fire

Greek
Late Archaic Period
early 5th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7787

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Woman cooking fish, leaning over a low, square stove. At her right a round, flat dish containing a cake or loave of bread, and two other objects. Red on fillet; traces of red on food on the stove, and on the dish; yellow on the cup in the woman’s right hand, white slip on the chiton, top of base and hair of figure. Left arm from above elbow missing. Other breaks.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens [Rhousopoulos].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution