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Terracotta statuette of a nurse carrying a child

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, possibly Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1066
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
In its size and articulation, this group of an old nurse and child represents an elaboration of a popular type in Attic comedy. It is worth noting that the child is no baby.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 82, 421, fig. 222, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 112, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Pinney, Gloria Ferrari and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece no. 125, pp. 256-57, Allentown, Penn.: Allentown Art Museum.

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