Statuette of an old nurse holding a baby. White on flesh and cap of nurse, as well as on base; red on hair of nurse and baby; pale blue on chiton. Label text: The affectionate nurse was a character in the "New Comedy" of Menander, and his plays probably inspired figures like this.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: from Tanagra); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution