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Terracotta statuette of a draped figure, probably female

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
4 in. x 3 in. (10.1 cm x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The missing proper left arm probably repeated the position of the right one. This figure may have been shown holding her breasts.
From Crete, excavations at Praisos (1893-1894 by Prof. Federico Halbherr for AIA)

Halbherr, Federico. 1901. "Cretan Expedition XVI: Report on the Researches at Praesos." American Journal of Archaeology, : p. 389, fig. 18.

Dohan, Edith Hall. 1930–1931. "Archaic Cretan Terracottas in America." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 3: pp. 222-23, fig. 32.

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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