Agora Object: T 807
Inventory Number:   T 807
Section Number:   Β' 568
Title:   Seated Draped Mourning Female Figurine Fragments
Category:   Terracotta
Description:   Fragment a) Seated draped figure, the arms held up to the sides of the head in a gesture of lamentation.
On the back of the head, painted locks; the nose, although it is broken off with the top of the head, seems to have been crudely pinched outward. A wide belt of hatched triangles with dots between; on chest and back, draped female painted figure, repeating the gesture of the figurine itself, flanked by hatched swastikas. On lower body, zigzags, and on legs ladders.
The figure was seated on a convexly curving surface, perhaps the rim of a pot on which it was applied as a plangon; or perhaps a throne similar to T 762. The woman painted on the back is tearing her hair.
Dull black glaze.
Buff clay.
Fragment b) Preserves the lower legs and feet of this or a very similar figure.
Reddish black glaze.
Buff clay.
"Although the statuette was restored by joining the two parts (body and legs) by gap filling with dental plastic the missing region, it is thought that they probably belong to different statuettes" O. Theofanopoulou, October 1988.
Context:   Green earth, surface of terrace. [ i.e., belongs with grave 20 : pyre.]
Handling:   with care
Negatives:   Leica, 5-175, 7-438, 7-532, 81-388, 81-415, I-41,I-42
PD Number:   Ptg. 79
Dimensions:   P.H. a) (as seated) 0.075; W. a) (at arms) 0.069; L. b) 0.036
Material:   Terracotta
Date:   8 April 1935
Section:   Β'
Grid:   Β':40-42/ΙΓ-ΙΕ
Deposit:   G 12:24
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Papadopoulos (2007b), p. 152, fig. 140.
    AgoraPicBk 3 (1959), no. 8.
    Hesperia Suppl. 2 (1939), pp. 52-54, figs. 35-36, no. XI 18.
    Hesperia 5 (1936), p. 27, fig. 25.
    JdI 50 (1935), p. 168, Abb. 5.
References:   Publication: AgoraPicBk 3 (1959)
Publication: Hesperia 5 (1936)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 2 (1939)
Drawing: DA 12660
Images (9)
Deposit: G 12:24
Notebook: Β'-5
Notebook Page: Β'-5-86 (pp. 797-798)
Card: T 807
Card: T 807
Card: T 807