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Within a simple, deep, fillet-molding frame, a woman stands to right, wearing a long chiton with heavy folds and an ample chiton wrapped around the waist and brought up behind the left shoulder, over the left arm and by the left side. A section by the left side of the neck suggests the woman may...

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Provenance

By 1977: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Schweizerische Kunst und Antiquitätenmesse Basel, March 17-27, 1977, p. 94, illus.) (from the art market in Basel and Tokyo); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., October 12, 1977

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Probably fromTarentum, South Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 011.

Dimensions

Height x width: 24.5 x 20.9 cm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1977.718

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture