The figure represents a well-established type in both the small-scale terracottas and large stone sculpture of Eastern Greece. Her seated pose and the garment covering the back of her head and body suggest that she may be a goddess.
Said to be from western Sicily
Alexander, Christine. 1934. "A Greek Terracotta Statuette." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 29(7): p. 126.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 69, 211, pl. 51f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.