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Seated female nursing child (kourotrophos)

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Group of a seated woman breastfeeding a baby. They stand on a block base. The woman is seating on a high back-less stool (diphros), which is decorated at the front, on either side of the figure with incised saltire-squares; she is wearing a short-sleeved chiton, which is fastened on her right...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman Provincial, Early Imperial Period, A.D.20–70

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 005.


Height: 20.1 cm (7 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World