Statuette of a baker, oblique top view from the front

Statuette of a baker, oblique side view, from the left

Statuette of a baker, frontal view

Collection: Paris, Musée du Louvre
Title: Statuette of a baker
Context: From Tanagra
Findspot: Found at Tanagra
Summary: A baker standing over a basin of dough, with another basin and a long loaf next to her
Material: Terracotta
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Single monument
Style: Late Archaic
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 525 BC - ca. 500 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.110 m
Scale: Miniature
Region: Boeotia
Period: Late Archaic

Subject Description: On a flat rectangular base stands a woman, wearing a short-sleeved chiton, with a kekryphylon in her hair. She bends over a low basin that contains lumps of dough that she works with her hands. On the ground, to her left, is a long loaf of bread; to the right is a shorter basin, which contains more dough.

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: Intact, with flaking yellow slip on the surface, and some white adhesions.

Material Description: Light reddish-brown terracotta

Technique Description: All but the mold-made head are modeled by hand. Applied color includes black eyes and red lips and details of the dress.

Collection History: Acquired by the Louvre in 1892.

Sources Used: Mollard-Besques 1954, 21, cat. B 120 (with previous bibliography), pl. 16