Fragment of a terracotta relief of a woman and child
mid-4th century B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (16.51 x 12.07 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1910
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This fragment very likely belongs to a typical Tarentine relief showing a reclining male figure at whose feet stands or sits a woman holding a small child. The identity of the figures continues to be debated. The male figure may be Dionysos, the woman and child Persephone and Iakchos.