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Grave relief of seated woman

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The lady's himation is drawn up over her head. Her left hand touches the hem of this cloak in a gesture of appealing simplicity, while her right hand was extended along her lap. The fragment is broken, chipped, worn, and weathered, both from its fate in antiquity or the Middle Ages and from its...

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Early 19th century: brought to Ireland in the collection of the second Marquess of Sligo; before December 1958: Marquess of Sligo Collection, Westport House, County Mayo, Ireland; by December 1958: with Christie's, London (auction, December 9, 1958, lot 32); by 1959: David and Philip Spink Collection; gift of David and Philip Spink to MFA, November 12, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of David and Philip Spink

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 068; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


78.4 x 42 cm (30 7/8 x 15 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, Attic, so-called Hymettan


The Ancient World