Woman grating cheese
Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra
Height x width x length: 9.5 x 5.6 x 9.4 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)
Statuette of woman grating cheese. On the edge of the bowl is a pestle; on the ground a cheese with a knife resting on it. The chiton is white with red around neck and sleeves. The edge of the base is red, the top white. The cheese red. Grater, (add Greek) chair, knife-handle, pestle, and inside of bowl are yellow. Lips red. Flesh white.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution