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Statuette of a standing woman

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Statuette of a woman standing. Crowned with garland of ivy; the mantle caught in the wreath behind. Mantle covers both shoulders as well as the left arm as she grasps its edge up to her chest. Wears v-necked chiton. Slightly curved, unworked back with round vent at hip level. Light buff clay...

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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: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.356

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture