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Figurine of a woman holding baby (Eros?)

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Statuette of a draped woman standing and holding a child in her arms. She is wearing a chiton and an himation. Her himation is covering her head in a cowl-like fashion. She is wearing a fillet with hanging tabs fastened by the disk in the center. She is also wearing earrings and thick-soled...

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Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 101.

Dimensions

39.3 cm (15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.393

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture