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Fragment of a terracotta plaque

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
3 in. x 1 5/8 in. (7.6 cm x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Upper body of a youth in a long garment

The head illustrates, in almost exaggerated fashion, the so-called Daidalic style of the second half of the seventh century B.C. It is characterized by the stepped treatment of the hair and the large eye(s).
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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