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Female mourner

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Female mourning figure. Standing with rubbery arms curved up to touch top of head. 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 is hair and facial details. Nose chipped. Head and arms in the round....

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Provenance

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, about 600 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 101.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

67.916

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture