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Figurine of a woman wearing an elaborate headdress (butterfly wings?)

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Statuette of woman standing. The movement of the body and the lifting of the drapery recall a dancing pose and in that case she could be a Muse dancing. She has her weight on her right leg and the left leg placed to the side; her left arm is bent looking upwards and with the right hand she is...

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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, 150–100 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 105.

Dimensions

23.9 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.384

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture