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Squatting Woman

The woman is squatting with her knees wide apart, and her right hand reaches between her thighs. She has a melon coiffure with a knot of hair at the back of her head and is looking violently backward and down. Her pose and face recall early Hellenistic nymph or maenad types. Left arm and lower...

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By 1902: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in 1902 from a Greek dealer); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accesssioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, About 200–50 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 138; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

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The Ancient World