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Terracotta statuette of a female figure

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cretan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
6 1/2 in. x 2 in. (16.5 cm x 5 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America, 1953
Accession Number:
53.5.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The tall polos (headgear), nudity, and frontality suggest that this may be a deity of Eastern origin.
From Crete, excavations at Praisos (1893-1894 by Prof. Federico Halbherr for AIA)

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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