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Fragment of a terracotta plaque

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
7 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. (18.4 cm x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.39
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Dancing woman

The figure belongs to the type commonly known as a kalathiskos dancer. The identification comes from the headdress and may refer to performances at a festival in honor of Apollo known as the Karneia.
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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