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Terracotta plaque

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 7/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (7.4 cm x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Segment of a palmette-lotus band

The two small holes at the top of the plaque suggest that it was suspended. The piece was probably part of a longer band of ornament.
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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