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Terracotta statuette of a draped woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Asia Minor
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.84
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This large statuette preserves traces of pink on her drapery and gilding on her diadem. She may come from Myrina, an important center of late Hellenistic terracottas.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928. "Recent Accessions of the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23 (3): p. 81, fig. 9.

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

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 74, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 30 [p. 8].

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