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Terracotta statuette of a seated woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably Attic
Medium:
Terracotta ; Fabric: fine reddish orange (5 YR 6/6) with small sparkling inclusions. Slip, paint: white slip, pink paint on face, blue (?) on rocky base. Method of manufacture: moldmade, hollow. Back, venting: back moldmade, rectangular vent in back of seat, open u
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1095
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
Seated on a rocky base, right leg crossed over left, right elbow leaning on right knee. Left hand rests on top of base. Finely folded chiton girded high. Hair parted at center, gathered into bun at nape.
Robinson, Edward. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: I. Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(1): pp. 5-7.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1908. "Greek and Roman Terracottas in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The International Studio, 36: pp. 67-72.

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