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Terracotta figure of a woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 17 3/4 in. (45 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1151
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The sculptural type of a woman wearing a peplos becomes prominent during the second quarter of the fifth century B.C., especially in small bronzes. Contemporary works in terracotta on this scale are exceedingly rare. It is possible that this piece served as a model for the preparation of molds from which bronze representations would have been cast.
Robinson, Edward. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: I. Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(1): p. 5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 120, fig. 76, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 109, 111, fig. 73, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 109, 111, fig. 73, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 96, 440, fig. 286, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 79, 220, pl. 60g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Ling, Roger. 2000. Making Classical Art: Process and Practice pp. 40-1, fig. 19, Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: p. 3, n. 14 [p. 8], fig. 4.

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