Exhibitions/ Art Object

Statuette of a youth, armless

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1901
Accession Number:
01.13.1
Not on view
These two statuettes belong to a group of jointed figurines of those with articulated arms. They represent a seated nude girl and a youth. Their arms, now lost, were once attached with a string or wire that went through a hole piercing the shoulders.
Elderkin, Kate McK. 1930. "Jointed Dolls in Antiquity." American Journal of Archaeology, 34(4): p. 471, fig. 22.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 47, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dörig, José. 1958. "Von griechischen Puppen." Antike Kunst, 1(2): no. 7, p. 51.

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