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Terracotta limbless "doll"

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.205
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Nude torso terminates just above knees; arms terminate at biceps, the limbs were never added. Large, deeply set, downturned eyes suggest a 4th-century date, as do fleshy, parted lips. Hair tied up in high sakkos and tied with bow-knot. Added disc earrings.
M.E.P. 1923. "Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(9): p. 213.

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