Exhibitions/ Art Object

Terracotta statuette of a woman

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 10 9/16 in. (26.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1088
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
The use of molds and the plastic medium of terracotta allowed Greek sculptors to explore variations on a theme with relative ease. Varying treatments of the head and drapery produce different effects in these two statuettes, each depicting an elegant standing woman draped in a himation (cloak) and holding a fan.
Robinson, Edward. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: I. Terracottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(1): pp. 5-9.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1908. "Greek and Roman Terracottas in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The International Studio, 36: pp. 67-72.

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