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Woman holding a jar and a fan

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Tanagra figurine: standing woman carrying a jar in her left arm and a fan in her right hand; himation pulled over head as a hood. Traces of pink flesh-color on face. The whole figure has a slate-color, very rare in preserving so much of the gray pigment. This color might refer to its funerary...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Tanagra, Boiotia, Greece


20.1 cm (7 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World