|Collection:||Paris, Musée du Louvre|
|Title:||Statuette of a cook|
|Findspot:||Said to be found at Tanagra|
|Summary:||A woman stirring a pot, accompanied by her dog|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 525 BC - ca. 500 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.09 m; W. 0.09 m|
Subject Description: A woman, wearing a chiton and a taenia, with her hair piled on top of her head, sits on a low stool in front of a large, two-handled cooking pot, over a hearth. She stirs the contents of the pot with a large implement held in her left hand. To her right is seated a small yellow dog, in front of a round plate.
Condition Description: The statuette is slightly chipped on the base; some white slip and color has flaked off.
Material Description: Light brown terracotta
Technique Description: All but the mold-made head are modeled by hand.
Collection History: Acquired by the Louvre in 1895.