|Collection:||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Title:||Girl with Offering|
|Context:||Probably from Corinth|
|Findspot:||Said to be found at Corinth|
|Summary:||Statuette of a girl holding an offering tray|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue?|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 450 BC|
H 0.13 m
A young woman, advancing slightly (with her left foot forward), holds a tray of cakes and fruit at waist level, in both hands. She is dressed in a thick chiton, belted at the waist, and pinned at the shoulders, which was originally decorated around the neckline. Her long curly hair is arranged in locks falling down her back; it is bound in a studded stephane (or hairband) on the crown of her head. Her posture is uncertain, and she looks straight ahead, slightly down, perhaps an indication of her servile status.
Form & Style:
There is an attachment hole, in the lower rear of the girl's garment.
Langlotz suggested that this figurine was created by a school of sculptors at Kleonai; Lippold and Neugebauer rather thought she was created by a school at Argos, associated with the Argive Heraion (Lippold compared her to the head of a type found commonly at that site).
Surface has green patina, with some whitish-tan incrustations and traces of gilding around the neckline.
Collection History: E.P. Warren Collection. Acquired by the MFA in 1898.