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Terracotta figure of a seated woman

Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Medmaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The clay and style of this magnificent figure connect it with ancient Medma, located on the toe of the Italian boot, just north of Reggio di Calabria. Of particular note, and unexplained meaning, is the winged figure in low relief on her torso.
Coombs, Margaret E. 1922. "Classical Accessions: VI. Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17(5): p. 113, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 80, fig. 49, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 80, fig. 49, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 70, 212, pl. 52a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 16 [p. 8].

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