Greek Terracotta Woman of Fashion
An ancient Hellenistic Greek terracotta statuette of a fashionable woman standing with her thick himation pulled up over her head and draped over a long chiton, traces of original painted detail survive.
Ca. 3rd century BC.
Terracotta statuettes depicting ancient Greek women in fine dress became especially popular during the Hellenistic period. Workshops at Tanagra in Boeotia, and at Rhodes, and Alexandria produced a great many finely modeled and painted examples of fashionable women.
cf.: L. Burn & R. Higgins, Catalogue of Greek Terracottas in the British Museum, Vol. III, (London, 2001), no. 2046.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell, Tampa Florida; purchased in 1967 from A. Provos, Athens.