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Figurine of woman with a corn-basket on her head

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Figure of a woman, semi-draped, both hands raised to support a corn-basket with uraeus on her head; by her r. leg, wine amphora. Reddish clay; rounded off in back, with small round vent.

Provenance

By date unknown: Horace L. Mayer Collection; November 13, 1958: loaned to MFA by Horace L. Mayer (as 148.58); gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, December 11, 1958

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Roman, Greco-Roman Period, 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Alexandria, Egypt

Dimensions

20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

58.1325

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture