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Heavy Female Nude from MIddle Comedy

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Boiotian Figure from Middle Comedy, a nude, fat woman standing on square plinth, with arms crossed on breast. Front hair red-brown; flesh color pinkish.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Bought in Paris); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic, 350–300 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Thebes, Boiotia, Greece

Dimensions

14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.900

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture