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Terracotta relief

Period:
Classical ?
Date:
ca. 450 B.C. or later
Culture:
Greek ?
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.11.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Seated woman with double flutes and youth

Fragment of a Melian relief; seated woman playing the double flutes and a man standing. Scholarly discussion continues as to whether the relief is ancient or a modern forgery.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1932. "A New Melian Relief." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27(2): pp. 44-6, figs. 1-2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 80, 222, pl. 62b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Peppa-Papaïoannou, Irini. 2001. "Un relief de type mélien trouvé à Trézène." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 125(1): p. 110 n. 5.

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