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Terracotta statuette of a seated woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Lucy W. Drexel, 1889
Accession Number:
89.2.2131
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The seated position and the garment suggest that the figure may be a goddess.
Said to be from 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. 259, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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