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