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Fragment of a terrracotta plaque

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
5 1/2 in. x 4 in. (14 cm x 10.1 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Body of a warrior carrying a round shield. The device in low relief appears to be the muzzle of a quadruped.
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): pp. 211–12, fig. 7.

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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