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Terracotta relief of a nereid carrying a cuirass

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
350–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (7.62 cm) Width: 4 5/8 in. (10.16 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Vaughn Jr. Gift, in memory of Leon Levy, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.176
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The cuirass indicates that the nereid is bringing part of the second set of armor to Achilles. The surface preserves traces of gilding.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. "One Hundred Thirty-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 133: p. 23.

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