Woman seated on a rock

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
130–60 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 076.


Height: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of a half nude woman, possibly Aphrodite or Psyche, seated on a rock bending both arms outwards, as if surprised by someone (Eros?). She is draped in an himation from the hips down and a fold is falling between her knees. She is wearing a wreath of vine leaves with two fruits and a broad fillet hanging over her knot and shoulders. Her sandals are thick-soled.

The statuette is missing: fingers of both hands, parts of fillet and wreath, part of rock on the left side.

Well preserved white slip. Traces of blue on leaves of wreath, and in folds of himation; pink on rock; bright red on sandals; possibly cream flesh color on left arm and breast.

Pinkish clay


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution