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Woman Holding a Fan

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Woman with petasos, standing, fan in left hand, himation pulled over head and about neck. Petasos tips forward. Traces of white slip between the lips. Figure much broken and cracked, as if burned: smoky black on surface.

Provenance

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, Classical Period, about 5th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece

Dimensions

25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7786

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture