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Figurine of a dancing maenad

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The maenad wears a chiton with incised meander border on her jacket, shoes, and a fillet in her hair. The last falls in a solid mass on her back. Both hands are broken away. Brown patina, with greenish corrosion on the hair.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Italy); 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

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 199; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).


Height: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World