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Terracotta statuette of a seated woman

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
34.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure represents a well-established type in both the small-scale terracottas and large stone sculpture of Eastern Greece. Her seated pose and the garment covering the back of her head and body suggest that she may be a goddess.
Said to be from western Sicily

Alexander, Christine. 1934. "A Greek Terracotta Statuette." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 29(7): p. 126.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 69, 211, pl. 51f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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