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Draped Maiden with Wreath
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Draped Maiden with Wreath


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Description This maiden wears a thick wreath made from grass and flowers decorated with large leaves and a blossom above the brow. Although generally referred to as Tanagra figurines after the most famous findspot, Tanagra (modern Schimatari) in Boeotia, Greece, statuettes of this type have been found at other sites in the ancient world, including Myrina and Smyrna (modern Izmir) in Asia Minor. The most common forms of the statuettes depict young women sitting, standing, or in the process of graceful movement, but there are also examples showing men or children. The statuettes were used as grave offerings, votives, decorative objects, and perhaps toys. The hair, clothing, skin, and jewelry of the pieces were originally painted, although most of the colors are presently faded.
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, 1925 [from Athens, 1895 ?], by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
ca. 250 BC (Hellenistic)
Medium
terracotta, mold made; traces of paint
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.277
Measurements
6 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 7/16 in. (17 x 6 x 6.1 cm)
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