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Terracotta plaque

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
5 in. x 1 3/4 in. (12.7 cm x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Youth in long garment

This type of plaque, showing a youth wearing a straight, long garment with short sleeves, is one of the most characteristic from Praisos. The identity of the figure has not been established.
From Crete, excavations at Praisos (1893-1894 by Prof. Federico Halbherr for AIA)

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 3 [p. 7].

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