Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Late Archaic or Early Classical
Date:
1st half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably Rhodian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Standing woman with weight on right leg, left leg slightly bent and advanced. Both arms are bent, hands cupped, right hand at breast. Garments are a sleeved chiton with overfold to mid-thigh, and a small mantle draped across the abdomen and over the left forearm. Hair is bound in a painted sakkos; waves frame forehead. Face is Severe style. High rectangular base, rounded on back.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 73, p. 11, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

Nicholls, Richard Vaughan. 1995. "The Stele-Goddess Workshop: Terracottas from Well U 13:1 in the Athenian Agora." Hesperia, 64(4): p. 421 n. 62.

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