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Bell-shaped female figurine

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"Bell-idol" with bell-shaped body and swinging legs from Thebes (Boiotia). There are small holes in the ear lobes. Eyes, eyebrows and long hair are painted. The irises of the eyes are white beads. Two arms, bent at elbows, rest on the body. The proper left hand is missing. The front of the body...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris from a Greek. Probably from Thebes); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Geometric or Early Orientializing Period, 720–690 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 163.


Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World