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Terracotta fragment of a woman's head

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
3 1/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (7.9 cm x 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.34
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The original work may have been a mask. Of note are the large ears.
From Crete, excavations at Praisos (1893-1894 by Prof. Federico Halbherr for AIA)

Dohan, Edith Hall. 1930–1931. "Archaic Cretan Terracottas in America." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 3: pp. 226-27, fig. 47.

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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