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Female mourner

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Female mourning figure standing with rubbery arms curved up to touch top of head. She wears a plain black garment with long sleeves. Flat ovoid in section with base slightly splayed and concave. Entire body from neck down and arms to below elbows painted in matt black, as are hair and facial...

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By date unknown: with Peter Vitalis; purchased by MFA from Peter Vitalis, October 11, 1967

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Greek, Late Orientalizing or Early Archaic Period, 625–600 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece


Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Terracotta, Painted


The Ancient World