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Gilt terracotta statuette of a goat

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
14th century B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta, gold
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm.)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
More naturalistic than most terracotta and bronze animals of this period. The body is molded with considerable observation of nature.
Said to be from Mycenae

Alexander, Christine. 1939. "Some Late Helladic Gilt Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 34(9): p. 216, fig. 1.

Alexander, Christine. 1945. "Early Statuettes from Greece." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 3(10): p. 241.

Robinson, David Moore. 1950. "A Small Hoard of Mycenaean Vases and Statuettes." American Journal of Archaeology, 54 (1): p. 6 n. 29.

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

French, Elizabeth B. 1971. "The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines." Annual of the British School at Athens, 66: p. 162.

Haywood, Christina. 2000. All that glitters...: An exhibition of replicas of Aegean bronze age plate. no. 184, p. 21, Dublin: University College, Dublin.

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