Woman seated on a rock holding a phiale (libation bowl)
Early Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia, Tanagra
17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Figurine of woman seated on a rock; she wears a kerchief and holds in her lap a phiale with a central boss. Yellow on hair; white on kerchief; traces of pink on chiton and himation; yellow on himation and phiale; in places, blue over the yellow. Pearl-gray on rock. A hole in the left wrist by which a dove (?) was attached. Missing: fingers and thumb of right hand.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos: marked Anthedon 1887); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution