Terracotta figure of a woman

Period: Classical

Date: mid-5th century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: H. 17 3/4 in. (45 cm)

Classification: Terracottas

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906

Accession Number: 06.1151

Description

The sculptural type of a woman wearing a peplos becomes prominent during the second quarter of the fifth century B.C., especially in small bronzes. Contemporary works in terracotta on this scale are exceedingly rare. It is possible that this piece served as a model for the preparation of molds from which bronze representations would have been cast.

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