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Standing Woman Leaning on Column
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Standing Woman Leaning on Column


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The figure stands frontally, legs crossed and leaning on a short pillar with her proper left arm. 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, New York, 1925, 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
4th-3rd century BCE (Late Classical-Hellenistic)
Medium
terracotta, mold made
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.272
Measurements
Overall: 7 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (20.2 x 10.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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