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Terracotta miniature female figure

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
ca. 1370–1340 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.11.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
This figure is of the phi type. Although miniature examples are common, their precise meaning is not known.
Alexander, Christine. 1937. "Notes: Recently Acquired Greek Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 32(1): p. 17.

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 n. 28, 167, pl. 7b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Hoffmann, Herbert, John D. Cooney, and Herbert A. Cahn. 1971. Collecting Greek Antiquities. p. 149, New York: C. N. Potter.

French, Elizabeth B. 1971. "The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines." Annual of the British School at Athens, 66: p. 121.

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