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Fragment of a terracotta relief with a reclining banqueter

Period:
Archaic
Date:
mid-6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Sicilian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (32.7 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.227.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The Greek custom of reclining on couches while dining was borrowed from the Near East.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 30, 179, pl. 19a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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