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Terracotta miniature female figure

Period:
Late Helladic IIIB
Date:
ca. 1300–1200 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.11.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Female figures with raised arms are classified as being of the psi type, after the Greek letter psi ( ).
Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 15, 167, pl. 7d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. p. 43, fig. 23, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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