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Terracotta mask of woman to hips

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
probably late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
5 3/16 in. x 3 9/16 in. (13.2 cm x 9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of The American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.164.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The veiled woman is dressed in a chiton. She holds a flower in her left hand and a dove in her right.
From Sardis

Galinsky, Karl. 1969. Aeneas, Sicily, and Rome. p. 206, pl. 146, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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