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Terracotta statuette of a woman looking into a box mirror

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably West Greek, possibly Centuripe
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.19
  • Description

    This woman holds a box mirror on her knee. The lid has dropped and she gazes into the reflective surface, which would have been of highly polished bronze.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 139, fig. 88.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 177-79, fig. 122.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 177-79, fig. 122.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 112, 252, pl. 92g.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 195, pp. 168, 440.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 189, fig. 1.

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