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Terracotta alabastron in the form of a woman

Period:
Archaic
Date:
6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Helen H. Mertens Gift, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.11.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The upper third of the vase is modeled as a bust of a kore. A chiton and veil cover her head and shoulders. The left arm rests at her side while the right holds a bird close to her chest.
1977. Classical Art from a New York Collection: An Exhibition of Ancient Bronzes, Figurative Plastic Vases and Other Ancient Works of Art, Organzied in Cooperation with Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basle, Switzerland, September 27-November 16, 1977 no. 26, New York.

Sotheby's, London. 1983. Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Etruscan, Celtic, and Roman Antiquities, Ancient Glass and Art Reference Books. July 11–12, 1983. lot. 279.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1991. "One Hundred Twenty-first Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 121: p. 32.

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