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Terracotta statuette of a dancing woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.232.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
The bare breast of the figure suggests that she is a maenad, a follower of Dionysos. The well preserved pigments indicate the original bright color of the piece.
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): p. 177.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 202-3, fig. 140, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 202-3, fig. 140, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 128, 268, pl. 108i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bieber, Margarete. 1961. The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age. p. 138 n. 25, fig. 557, New York: Columbia University Press.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 28 [p. 8].

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