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Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
1st half of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1156
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
Standing peplophoros, with weight on left leg, right leg bent and advanced. Arms at sides; right hand holds edge of fold—peplos is open down right side. Headdress is probably a stephane (too low for a peplos). Waves frame forehead, long hair to shoulders. High, square base, rounded in back. Face is Severe style.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 79, 220, pl. 60h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 13 [p. 8].

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