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Servant cradling a now-missing object

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Nurse or servant cradling a now- missing object. She is the prototypical comic nurse, but her burden was perhaps too small to have been a baby. Her hair is enclosed in the sakkos, common on later classical funerary stelei. She wears a chiton with sleeves and a short, shawl-like himation.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical Period, Early 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World