Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fragment of a terracotta statuette of an old woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.212.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The interpretation of the figure associates her with subjects from the theater and with grotesques that became popular in the course of the fourth century B.C.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1912. "Department of Classical Art: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 7(5): p. 98.

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