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Terracotta statuette of a seated woman

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.220
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161
Seated women occur often among Tarentine terracotta statuettes. The many variants in pose, dress, and attributes suggest many identifications. This lady, who occupies a rock seat, probably belongs to the outdoor world of Dionysos, the realm of maenads, nymphs, and muses.
M.E.P. 1923. "Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(9): p. 213.

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