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Terracotta statuette of a woman looking into a box mirror

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably West Greek, possibly Centuripe
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
This woman holds a box mirror on her knee. The lid has dropped and she gazes into the reflective surface, which would have been of highly polished bronze.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912--Sculptures, Terracottas, and Miscellaneous Objects." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (8): pp. 177, 179, fig. 7.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 139, fig. 88, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 177-79, fig. 122, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 177-79, fig. 122, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 112, 252, pl. 92g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 195, pp. 168, 440, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 189, fig. 1, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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