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Terracotta statuette of an enthroned woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 500–450 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Height: 8 1/2 × 5 7/8 in. (21.6 cm) Width: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1959
Accession Number:
59.48.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Seated woman facing front, with hands in lap, holding a garland across knees. The throne has no arms, the back topped by perpendicular palmette finials. Feet rest on square footstool. Garment is a chiton; open sleeves visible on upper arms. Her hair is bound into high sakkos, waves frame her forehead. Long, narrow face, typically Severe in style.
Nicholls, Richard Vaughan. 1995. "The Stele Goddess Workshop." Hesperia, 64(4): p. 428 fn. 103.

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