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Terracotta youth

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 330–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1118
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The statuette, which appears to have been made from the same mold as another in the collection, is of a youth seated on a rock and wearing a chlamys (mantle) and a hat. This example preserves some of the original surface and traces of polychromy.
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 58-59, fig. 74, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 58-59, fig. 74, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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