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Terracotta statuette of a youth

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.199.53
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure wears a nebris on his right shoulder, a cloak on his arm, a wreath on his head, and boots. There are traces of white slip on the figure, yellow on the nebris, blue on the cloak, and pink on the boots and wreath.
From the nekropolis hill at Sardis

Butler, Howard Crosby. 1922. The Excavations, 1910-1914, Sardis, Vol. 1, Pt. 1. p. 81, ill. 77, Leiden: E.J. Brill.

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