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Woman cooking, watched by a girl

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A woman sits on a low four-legged stool before a three-handled kettle which rests on a tripod over the fire. A small figure at her side peers into the pot. NOTE: J. Uhlenbrock, Sept. 26, 1995, feels the two figures do not belong together and base is modern.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Archaic Period, 500–475 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece


Height: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World