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Statuette of a kneeling woman

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Statuette of a woman kneeling. Worked fully in the round. Diadem tied with long streamers. In front of it a wreath of large leaves which stand upright. Left forearm had been repaired, now missing. Right hand once held an object which is now missing. Two-stepped plinth. Hollow, fine reddish brown...

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Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.354

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture