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Terracotta statuette of a draped woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 315–285 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1138
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The hairstyle on this figure is a variant of the so-called melon coiffure visible on many statuettes seen here. On the back of the head, the hair has been plaited and put up in a ring.
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. 73, 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. 73, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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