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Fragment of a terracotta relief of a woman and child

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm) Other: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.75
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The fragment probably belongs to a larger composition consisting of a reclining man and this group of a woman and child at his feet. The figures have been identified as the god Dionysos, Persephone, and Iakchos.
Said to be from Tarentum

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 98, 238, pl. 78f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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