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Terracotta relief bust of a woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.199.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Although the piece was found at Sardis, the possibility has been raised that it is a Boeotian import.
Excavated at Sardis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928–1929. "Were the Nude Parts in Greek Marble Sculpture Painted?." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 1: pp. 26-27, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 98, 239, pl. 79d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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