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Fragment of a terracotta plaque

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (6.4 cm x 11.5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Fragmentary, head in helmet with visor and long waving crest; part of spear at left.
From Crete, excavations at Praisos (1893-1894 by Prof. Federico Halbherr for AIA)

Dohan, Edith Hall. 1930–1931. "Archaic Cretan Terracottas in America." Metropolitan Museum Studies, 3(2): p. 211, fig. 6.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 23, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 3 [p. 7].

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