Ancient Art

Female Figurine (standing)

ca. 550–500 B.C.

Terracotta; buff fabric fired to pinkish hue

41.9 cm (16 1/2 in.)
Bequest of Theodore Woolsey Heermance
Greek, Boeotian

Theodore Woolsey Heermance (1872–1905; Yale University B.A. 1893, Ph.D. 1898; Instructor of Classical Archaeology, Yale University 1899–1902; Director of the American School of Classical Studies Excavations at Corinth 1903–1905; fellow and student [1894–1896] and Secretary [1902–1903] of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens) bequeathed two Boeotian terracotta figurines of the sixth or fifth century B.C. to Yale in 1905, following his death in Athens of typhoid fever. He probably collected them in Greece. He was the grandson of Theodore Dwight Woolsey, President of Yale University from 1846 to 1871.

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