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Statuette of a standing woman

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Statuette of a woman standing. Drapery carried over head and lower part of face. Simple base. Flat, unworked back, oval vent near center. Light buff clay. Said to be from Cerveteri.

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: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.357

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture