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Figurine of a woman in a transparent mantle

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Standing woman, himation over head as veil; wears petasos; right hand held just under chin. Her mantle is soft, and clinging to her body, in contrast with previous heavier clothing. Her waist is small, shoulders narrow.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7812

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture