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A small female figure wearing a chiton with long sleeves and hair draped in a cloth holds a small opened box near a larger seated female, carved in very high relief. The seated figure, shown in three-quarters view, wears a high belted chiton over which is draped a himation around her lower body...

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By 1923: Ernest Brummer Collection and Brummer Gallery, New York; by 1979: with Galerie Koller AG, Rämistrasse 8, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland in collaboration with Spink & Son, Schifflände 12, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland (auction of the Ernest Brummer Collection, Grand Hotel Dolder, Zurich, Oct. 16-19, lot 615); purchased by MFA from Galerie Koller on November 14, 1979

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 325–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 008.


Overall: 78.74 x 55.56 x 13.02 cm (31 x 21 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World