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Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably Attic
Medium:
Terracotta ; Fabric: fairly fine reddish orange (2.5 YR 6/6) with small dark and sparkling inclusions. Slip, paint: white slip. Method of manufacture: moldmade. Back, venting: back moldmade, detailed; pinhole vent beside left elbow.
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1139
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Weight on left leg, left foot drawn to side. A variant of the drapery arrangement of 06.1138, with the right arm down, and diagonal stretched folds from one hand to the other. Hair waves back from central part, with loose cluster of curls at nape. Plaque base.
Musée & Galerie des Beaux-Arts. 1981. Profil du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York : de Ramsès à Picasso. no. 48, pp. 58-59, Paris: Musée & Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux.

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