The woman is shown wearing earrings, a necklace, and a long pleated white-painted chiton with large overfold. The drapery has been drawn up the back of her head to meet the tall polos she wears atop her elaborate reddish-painted coiffure. She is holding an open casket with a fillet drawn diagonally across her body.
Condition: The figure is repaired from fragments with areas of restoration and repainting at the joins. The base has restoration. There is general surface wear and encrustation. A great deal of the original paint survives.
With Galleria Serodine, Ascona, Switzerland, 1990s
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above 7 August 1999
Probably depicting Aphrodite: For a closely-related example in Munich, cf. LIMC II, 2, Aphrodite, p. 17, no. 130.Also for a similar Boeotian figure
of a woman holding a basket and wreath now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York, see acc. no. 59.48.23.