Terracotta statuette of a woman

Greek, perhaps from Asia Minor

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

This statuette holds a cloak across its body and crosses its arms in a pose, the so-called "Pudicitia" type, often used for full-scale statues of women in the late Hellenistic period. The pose puts the figurine into the 2nd century B.C. By this time, the mainland Greek workshops no longer produce figurines of this quality, so it is most likely from an Asia Minor workshop.

Terracotta statuette of a woman, Terracotta, Greek, perhaps from Asia Minor

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