Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a seated female figure

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
6 3/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (17.1 cm x 6.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.44
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The "niche" surrounding the figure suggests that she is probably a deity.
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. 388, fig. 17.

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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