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Fragment of a terracotta relief of a woman and child

Period:
Classical
Date:
mid-4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (16.51 x 12.07 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.166
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.
Said to be from Tarentum

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