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Figurine of a girl playing knucklebones

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Girl playing astragals. Clad in long, close-fitting chiton; carries a bag in the left hand. Owing to disappearance of color the figure seems nude from the waist up. Traces of white slip. The blue on the garment is modern. Missing: fingers and end of thumb of right hand.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warrren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece


Height: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World