Terracotta statuette of a woman

Greek, South Italian, Tarentine

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 161

A wide band of bright pink lines the hem of the himation (mantle) draped around this female figure. The pigment is superimposed on a thick layer of white, which intensifies its color. The same pink is used for the dress and the korymboi (ivy berries) in the wreath, and Egyptian blue highlights the leaves. The figure may represent a maenad, a follower of Dionysos, god of wine.

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

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