Terracotta female figure, Terracotta, Helladic, Mycenaean

Terracotta female figure

Period:
Late Helladic IIIA
Date:
ca. 1400–1300 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.11.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
This phi-type figurine has a circular body completely covered with painted wavy lines, perhaps indicating folds of drapery. Breasts are indicated, although the arms are little more than bulges hanging down at the sides. Her face is pinched, with eyes applied as separate slips of clay.
Alexander, Christine. 1939. Early Greek Art: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 15, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 25, pp. 41, 412, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.