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Statuette of a half nude woman, possibly Aphrodite or Psyche, seated on a rock bending both arms outwards, as if surprised by someone (Eros?). She is draped in an himation from the hips down and a fold is falling between her knees. She is wearing a wreath of vine leaves with two fruits and a...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 130–60 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 076.


Height: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World