Terracotta statuette of a woman

Greek, South Italian, Tarentine

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

Standing draped women represent one of the most common types of terracotta figure from the fourth through second century B.C. throughout the Greek world. Recent studies have suggested that they are not simply ladies of fashion but that their meaning has to do with marriage. The variant with one arm akimbo may have a specific social connotation.

Terracotta statuette of a woman, Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Tarentine

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