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Terracotta statuette of a veiled dancer

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Pontic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 7/8 in. (20.0 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.38
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
This statuette is of similar scale and related type to the bronze veiled and masked dancer in the adjoining Hellenistic Treasury (1972.118.95), but it lacks the exquisite detail of the bronze.
Said to be from Trebizond on the Black Sea

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1924. "Greek Terracottas: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19 (5): pp. 127, 129, fig. 3.

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

Summerer, Lâtife. 1999. Hellenistische Terrakotten aus Amisos : ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte des Pontosgebietes. cat. SII 16, p. 199, pl. 43, Stuttgart: F. Steiner.

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