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Terracotta head of an old woman

Period:
Late Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Asia Minor, Smyrna
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lucy W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.2073
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Head of an old woman, grotesque.
Possibly found at Ephesos

Until 1888, collection of Joseph William Drexel, New York; acquired in 1889, gift of Mrs. Lucy Wharton Drexel.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 643, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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