Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a standing woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 450–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta
Fabric: (figurine is too dirty to read fabric).
Slip, paint: white slip, red paint on chest.
Method of manufacture: moldmade, hollow; head also hollow, molded separately. Base in one mold with torso.
Back, venting: back handmade, flattened. Very large rectangular ("open door") vent from chest to base.
Dimensions:
H. 13 11/16 in. (34.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard P. Lasser, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.417
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Large in scale with its high base and elaborate hairdo, the statuette is a good example of a common Boeotian type of the Classical period.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1976. "One Hundred Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1975, through June 30, 1976." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Annual Report, 106: p. 46.

Karoglou, Kyriaki. 2016. "The Collection of Greek Terracotta Figurines at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Les Carnets de l’ACoSt, 14: n. 13 [p. 8].

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