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Terracotta statuette of a standing woman

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/16 in. (30.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1166
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
Woman stands frontally with weight on right leg. Draped in a mantle from shoulders to thighs, covering arms and hands. Right arm bent, hand pulls folds into a V from beneath cloth. Left arm at side, hand gathers cluster of drapery beside thigh. Hair gathered up into a curl cluster at top, held in place with a gilded band. Plaque base.
Robinson, Edward. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: I. Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(1): pp. 5-9.

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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